Rescuing Raggedy Ann

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2006

Andrew Hooton, age 7, gets instruction from U.S. Forest Service ranger David Zuniga as he tosses a life-ring to Raggedy Ann, who in turn is presented as having fallen through the "ice" Saturday during Kids Day at the Glacier program at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Standing to Andrew's left are Austin Hooton, Ashlan Hooton and Lilly Martin. The kids learned about safety around icy lakes and ponds and what to do if they fall through the ice. Kids Day at the Glacier has a different program every Saturday during which kids learn about nature, animals and how to be safe. Two programs, at different times of the day, are free and open to kids ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 11. Though skiers and others have been seen recently on Mendenhall Lake, center officials warn the ice is not yet safe and has further been weakened by calving of the glacier.

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