PUBLISHED: 7:52 PM on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
During their recent planning session, Capital City Celebrations board members enjoyed a review of the June 30, 1958, and Jan. 3, 1959, Daily Alaska Empire statehood editions. Collected memorabilia will be on display during several special events being planned to celebrate Alaska's 50th year of statehood. Pictured above: Capital City Celebrations board members Bob Hale, Juneau Empire publisher; Jackie Walden, nostalgia committee; Cathie Roemmich, Juneau Chamber of Commerce director; Sharon Ruddy; Chairwoman Kathy Hildre; and Kaysa Korpela, secretary treasurer. Board members not pictured include Romer Derr, Kirby Day and Jane Lindsey. Future events will include he Jan. 3, 2009, Statehood Ball followed by a family day celebration with fireworks and a bonfire on Jan. 4. The Capital City Celebrations board also is planning a 4th of July Statehood Parade.