Slideshow | Holiday Open House 2016

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Juneau residents line up for the Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Tony Newman delivers hot cider to Juneau residents waiting in line to attend the Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Denali Schijvens, 9, left, Carman Jardell, 10, center, and Nick Iverson, 10, show off their score of cookies and fudge during the Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Gov. Bill Walker greets members of the Orca Singers from Auke Bay Elementary School with his wife, Donna, their grandson, Porter Hobson, 6, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and his wife, Toni, during the Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Molly Kiesel hunts for cookies for her grandson, Jack, 4, as they attend the Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Governor's Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Description

Like many long-running traditions, the annual holiday open house at the Governor’s Mansion means something different to everybody who walks through the door.

For most of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who attended the open house on Tuesday afternoon, the experience involves a lot of standing around.

Standing in line outside. Standing in line inside to shake hands with the governor and lieutenant governor. Standing in line for cookies. Standing in line for punch. Standing in line to leave.

For the people working in the kitchen, standing around wasn’t an option.

Read more here: http://juneauempire.com/local/2016-12-06/braving-winter-storm-juneau-lin...

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