For some 20 years, Alaska Women in Timber was a strong advocate for the folks who lived in the woods and made their living from the timber industry. When the mills closed, camps closed, jobs were lost and the remaining AWIT members had to give up on their organization.
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The Alaska Forest Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary convention in Ketchikan on Oct. 17-19. AWIT will host an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 for friends and past members at the Ted Ferry Convention Center. We hope any former AWIT members who are in the neighborhood will come and join in "catching up" session. Bring your pictures. We look forward to seeing you.