Neighbors Digest

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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2005

Parade winners named

The downtown Fourth of July parade winners are:

Best of parade: Filipino Community Inc. Most patriotic: first place, Southeast Alaska Native Veterans; second place, Chilly Willy Car Wash. Most Alaskan: first place, Mount Juneau Tlingit Dancers; second place, University of Alaska Southeast. Best commercial: first place, Wallace Tree Service; second place, Good Humor Balloons. Best use of theme: first place, Filipino Community Inc.; second place, University of Alaska Southeast. Best customized vehicle: first place, Juneau Dip Stick with Lonnie Accord and Jerry Lyons; second place, Juneau Dip Stick, Kelly Peres. Best classic vehicle: first place, Juneau Dip Stick with Lamar Riddle; second place, PFLAG of Juneau. Best marching group: first place, Ati Atihan; second place, Stroller White Pipes and Drums.

The Douglas Fourth of July children's parade first place girl and boy winners are:

Best decorated stroller: Katheryn Noreen and Dillon Skrzynski; best decorated bicycle: Caitlin Pusich and Finn Sinclair; best decorated tricycle: Amanda Van Slyke and Tyler Weldon; best character costume: Keva Sholl, Nova Knoedler and Bobby Simpson; most patriotic costume: Kylynn Hurlbut and Christian Baker; funniest costume: Gazelle Packer and Cirrus Avalon; best decorated dog: Saara Krook with Buck, Ellen Packer with Darling; best decorated soapbox: Sydney Jones, Isabel Jacobson and Austin Jones.

The Douglas Fourth of July committee thanks all who contributed to a successful parade.

Space available

SAGA's Eagle Valley Center has space available for three more campers, ages 14 to 16, to participate in the 15-day Teen Pack and Paddle.

The residential camp runs Aug. 7-22 and includes a week-long kayak trip, followed by a hike of the Chilkoot Trail. Registration fee includes gear, supervision, instruction, meals, ferry tickets to and from Skagway, Chilkoot Trail permits and a White pass and Yukon Railroad ticket.

For more information, call 789-7035 or visit

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