Story last updated at 12/31/2008 - 11:46 am
KETCHIKAN - Local groups have joined together to organize 50 events for Ketchikan's celebration of 50 years of Alaska Statehood. The year-long celebration of statehood begins on the First Clear Saturday after Christmas, when the committee will host a bonfire at the Spruce Mill lot to watch the fireworks being set off on Deer Mountain. Hot chocolate and sparklers will add to the festivities.
Magician Jeff Brown will return to Ketchikan for two performances of a magical lesson in Alaska History with plenty of laughter, audience participation, and of course, magic. There will be shows in the Children's Annex of the Ketchikan Public Library Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free tickets are available in advance at the children's library by Jan. 1. The year of celebration will conclude on Dec. 31, 209 with a special New Year's Eve Ball.
For more information about Ketchikan's celebration of Alaska's first 50 years of statehood, please call 225-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.