An Australian company that works with HAP Alaska – Yukon has requested another lunch option in Fairbanks, and the tour operator has responded by reinstating a select number of downtown lunch drops for the rest of this season to accommodate these guests.
Here’s the schedule for Scenic/Evergreeen lunch drops throughout August and September:
Approximate arrival: 12:15pm
Approximate departure: 1:30pm
8/3 1 coach
8/9 1 coach
8/30 1 coach
9/6 1 coach
9/13 2 coaches
9/14 1 coach
Though you may float the Chena in a canoe, kayak, or inner tube, you can never experience the river quite like a rubber duck during the annual Golden Days Rubber Duckie race, or a watercraft in the 15th Annual Red Green Regatta.
That’s why we’ve written our promotion of these events as a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story, complete with parallel narratives depending on whether you fancy yourself a rubber duck or a duct taped watercraft.
Choose wisely- and proceed.
Chapter 1- ARRIVAL
If you picked a rubber duck- You arrive in downtown Fairbanks on Saturday, July 23rd tangled in a net with 5,999 of your closest friends. You soon find yourself suspended from Wendall Street Bridge awaiting your 2:30pm dump into the (freezing cold) Chena River. Accustomed to long months in a storage container, this is not how you typically spend a Saturday morning.
If you picked a Red Green Regatta vessel- You arrive at Graehl Landing in downtown Fairbanks on Sunday, July 24th around 10am for registration. Fellow watercraft are poised in trailers and pickup beds, looking intimidatingly swift and buoyant. Luckily, your own duct tape construction has been reinforced with inner tubes and milk jugs- both techniques stolen from last year’s crafty floaters.
Chapter 2- LAUNCH
If you’re a rubber duck- You plunge twenty feet into the frigid Chena waters, and come close to drowning as several hundred fellow contestants land atop you. Luckily, your rubber duck instincts help you pop up and stay afloat. Your beady-eye vision is too narrow to make out the thousands of spectators lining the banks and bridges, so all you see is a mass of bright yellow bobbing before you.
If you’re a Regatta vessel- Chaos ensues as launch time approaches, and your captain does a fair bit of elbowing to get you in the water- fast. The Regatta mantra of “It’s not a race- it’s about getting from one end to the other” seems to have escaped him. It seems your captain’s got a bit of a competitive edge in this annual “friend-raiser” for KUAC.
Chapter 3- THE FLOAT
If you’re a rubber duck- The Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce has marked you with a number to pair your placing in the race with a ticket holder, and thousands of dollars are at stake based on your performance. That said, you can only float so fast. So while the crowd’s jeers and cheers keep you plenty anxious and looking for breaks through which to maneuver with the best of plastic finesse, you’re not feeling particularly competitive.
If you’re a Regatta vessel- You’re cruising down the river, flag waving and duct tape holding strong, when a sudden collision with a makeshift pirate boat perched atop garbage cans leaves you springing a leak in your inner tube “hull.” Your captain is oblivious while he swordfights the pirates with a piece of PVC pipe he’s been using for a paddle. After a noticeable dip, he starts to unlash the faulty inner tube from the rest of the craft. You’ll have to make it to Pioneer Park -with thick crowds of people watching- on two tubes and a half dozen milk jugs.
Chapter 4- FINISH and TAKE OUT
If you’re a rubber duck- Nudging your way through a gap just before you pass under the Cushman St. bridge, you find yourself within stride of a first place finish. The ten duckies between you and the finish line are in close range. A lucky push by a sudden wave plops you down in front just as the course funnels to a close, making you the 2011 winner of the Golden Days Rubber Duckie Race. You can hardly believe it when you’re plucked out of the water to cries of “FIRST PLACE!”
If you’re a Regatta vessel- Paddle though he might, your captain and his PVC pipe can’t keep up with the best of ‘em, and you finish behind a collection of ragtag ruffians including pair of couches and a cardboard kayak adorned with floaties. Real prizes are awarded based on flair, though, and not order of finish. Your captain struggles to pull you ashore and falls back to rest on the bank after heaving you up to the Pioneer Park take-out.
Chapter 5- PRIZE CEREMONY
If you’re a rubber duck- Excitement abounds for your first place finish as you’re tossed up and around to have your number checked, double checked, and recorded. The ticket holder who matches that number will soon be privy to $10,000 and the rubber duck glory will be yours for the next year. Which seems pretty fair to you- you can’t think of a single thing you would buy with $10,000.
If you’re a Regatta vessel- Your position on the bank of the Chena is the best place to watch the other vessels float in. Once all are accounted for, spectators assemble for the awards ranging from a canoe to assorted items from Compeau’s. More colorful prizes are also handed out for “Best Viewed from a Distance” and “Judge’s Choice.” You and your captain don’t claim any winnings this year, but look forward to another round of the Regatta in 2012.
Don’t miss either of these spectacular events- and the stories that follow- this weekend during the 2011 Golden Days celebration in downtown Fairbanks!
Click here for a full schedule of downtown Golden Days events.
Picture from Traveling with Andrew and Jennifer
The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (WEIO) are held at the Carlson Center each summer but most of the preparation, planning, and proverbial grunt work happens amid masks, bear claws, and kuspuks in a hotel-turned-headquarters on Cushman Street.
Though the games last only four days, the olympic task of making them run smoothly is on Luke Gunderman’s mind for the other three hundred and sixty-one. Luke is the General Manager and WEIO’s only full-time employee. You can usually find him at a desk in the back of WEIO’s joint retail and office space at 400 Cushman Street.
WEIO encompasses more than thirty competitive events and cultural demonstrations traditional to native Alaska communities, from the one foot high kick to muktuk eating, blanket toss, seal skinning, and harpoon-throwing. The games run from July 20-23rd and include a Miss WEIO pageant.
Originally associated with the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, WEIO began as an element of Golden Days. This year marks WEIO’s 50th anniversary, and three athletic contests from its earliest years (neck pull, bench reach, and swing kick) have been reinstated for the occasion.
Today WEIO exists as a non-profit, and keeps Luke busy prepping and planning all year long in downtown Fairbanks.
“If a blanket rips or if we need another grease poll, or if a stick breaks- I take care of that,” Luke says of his typical work day in the off-season, in between lining up sponsorships, volunteers, and schedules.
WEIO’s headquarters at the corner of 4th Avenue and Cushman has huge glass windows, fully-stocked clothing racks, and large display cases as well as a conference table for board meetings and the desks of WEIO employees.
The shop is open year-round and usually staffed by Luke, though you’ll find a volunteer in his place during the events. All merchandise is made in Alaska and much of it comes from Alaska Natives. Over a dozen vendors are represented in products ranging from ulus, knives, and bear claw necklaces to masks, beaded barrettes, and prints.
Sweatshirts, blouses, and winter gear sporting the WEIO logo are for sale along with Fairbanks’ widest selection of kuspuks, a lightweight garment that can be worn over a parka in the winter or as a shirt or dress in the summer.
Luke says the location and size of WEIO’s headquarters are a perfect match for the organization’s retail and planning needs- even more so than other downtown spaces WEIO has tried out in the past.
“It’s good for the organization to be seen,” Luke says of the corner location on Cushman Street. “Here- tourists come in, the elders come in. It’s centrally-located for board meetings.”
Luke admits that being next door to McCafferty’s also has its perks. Now a familiar face to the baristas, Luke gets his favorite drinks delivered straight to his desk each day. His stamp card resides at the edge of important paperwork for handy retrieval.
Though this is the busiest time of year for Luke and WEIO athletes, the relationships he builds and the cultural weight he observes in WEIO are worth the twelve months of hard work.
“I love the people- the athletes, the board, the spectators, the vendors,” Luke says. “The Alaska Native people really want their traditions to continue and their culture to live on. Anytime a group of people in modern society are trying to work so hard to preserve their culture- it’s inspiring.”
Though evening events like the Grand Entry, Miss WEIO Coronation, and nalukataq (or blanket toss) are most highly attended, Luke recommends a daytime visit to get closest to the action.
“If you come during the day you can be right down on the floor,” Luke points out. “During breaks you can talk to the athletes, you can ask them how they train, and they can demonstrate.”
Click here for a full schedule of 2011 WEIO events.
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
400 Cushman Street
If you love music and live performances- it’s your lucky week.
A fortunate combo of initiatives by Festival Fairbanks, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, the Downtown Market, and the traveling circus troupe known as New Old Time Chautauqua bring a spectacular assortment of music and theatrical events downtown over the next ten days.
There’s no better time to enjoy long lunch breaks and leisurely strolls punctuated by this lovely selection of tunes.
As always, visit our events calendar for a full schedule.
Wednesday, July 20th
12:15-1:15pm- A selection of children’s music can be heard in the lobby of Mt. McKinley Bank on 4th Avenue as part of the Lunch Bites program of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.
7-8pm- 395th Army Band of Oklahoma performs in Golden Heart Plaza as part of Festival Fairbanks’ summer Concerts in the Plaza series. According to the Festival Fairbanks website, “The band has a diverse repertoire of Big Band, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, and patriotic selections.”
Thursday, July 21st
11am- New Old Time Chautauqua stops in Golden Heart Plaza amid a statewide Midnight Sun Vaudeville tour for a teaser show of what’s to come in their evening performance at Pioneer Park. This 60+ member circus troupe will perform acrobatics, juggling, comedy, and magic. Catch much of the action in downtown Fairbanks for a free preview of their talents and techniques.
Friday, July 22nd
12-1pm- Tundra Flutes performs in Golden Heart Plaza as part of the Lunch Bites program of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and in conjunction with Concerts in the Plaza by Festival Fairbanks. According to the Festival Fairbanks website, “Under the direction of Festival Guest Artist, John Barcellona, this group performs in many venues around town during their two week residency at FSAF. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy this mellow and versatile group as well as Barcellona’s entertaining commentaries.”
Monday, July 25th
4:45-6:45pm- Clarence Pate performs a compilation of blues and jazz at the Downtown Market in Golden Heart Plaza.
Tuesday, July 26th
12-1pm- Pat Fitzgerald & Robin Dale Ford perform in Golden Heart Plaza as part of Festival Fairbanks’ summer Concerts in the Plaza series. According to the Festival Fairbanks website, the performance will feature, “Two of Alaska’s finest singer/songwriters presenting music ranging from Appalachian ballads and honky-tonk country to their original contemporary songs rooted in a life-long ‘engagement’ in the Northland.”
12:15-1:15pm- A jazz band performs at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center as part of the Lunch Bites program of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.
Wednesday, July 27th
7-8pm- “O Tallulah” performs in Golden Heart Plaza as part of Festival Fairbanks’ summer Concerts in the Plaza series. This band is, “A family band of avid singer-songwriters who have been inspired by Blue Ridge Mountain music, Celtic, classical and everything beyond,” according to Festival Fairbanks’ website. “They enjoy singing old and new tunes as well as their own brand of old time, gospel, country and folk music.”
Friday, July 29th
12-1pm- Brass Ensemble performs in Golden Heart Plaza as part of the Lunch Bites program of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and in conjunction with Concerts in the Plaza by Festival Fairbanks. “Directed by Guest Artist, Peter Brockman, this group is made up of Festival faculty members and registrants from all over the United States,” reads their description on Festival Fairbanks’ website. “This jovial group of musicians has been delighting Fairbanks audiences for many years with their first rate musicianship and blithe sense of humor.”
It has come to our attention that a colorful bout of “underground” gardening took place last week in several flower beds surrounding the old courthouse building between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. To the amazement of the property owner, new flowers and plantings in shades of pink, purple, yellow, white, and green appeared in large beds lining three sides of the building.
Rumor has it that the assortment of flowers was donated by Risse’s Greenhouse to a few downtown enthusiasts with particularly green thumbs and a mind for beautification. Let’s hope a few other Good Samaritans take to keeping them watered.
Thanks to those who planted these lovely arrangements!
The old sometimes becomes the new. That’s the philosophy of at least two artists ready to exhibit at First Friday in downtown Fairbanks- using repurposed glass, antiques, and vintage jewelry to create new works of wearable art. Others will display their talents in mediums from woodcuts, watercolors, and photography to soaps and saxophones. Folk, jazz, and classic rock will accompany a Brazilian martial arts demonstration to round out the live entertainment for the night. An early Fourth of July celebration adds ice cream and Independence to the mix. Oh, and did we mention- there will be pony rides?
Capoeira Demonstrations @ l’assiette de Pomegranate, 414 2nd Avenue
24th Anniversary Sale @ Beads and Things, 537 2nd Avenue
“A Series of Layers,” Tom Walker @ S Salon & Studio, 901 Cushman Street (see video below)
Sew Trashy Art @ Julia’s Solstice Café, 206 Driveway Street
Celebrating Independence @ If Only… a fine store, 215 Cushman Street
Watercolors by Matt Moberly @ Fairbanks Community Museum, 410 Cushman Street
Sara Tabbert @ Alaska House Art Gallery, 1003 Cushman Street
“The World of Analogue,” Christina Chambers & C. Ballew @ Chartreuse, 729 1st Avenue
Golden Heart Art @ Co-Op Arts, 535 2nd Avenue, Suite 103
Jim DeWitt Photography @ River City Café & Espresso, 523 2nd Avenue
Re-purposing & Suds and Buds @ Lady Lee’s Bath House Emporium, 825 1st Avenue
30% off Ed Hardy & Snacks by Jade @ The Cats Meow, 212 Lacey Street
Nicholas Johnson Collection: Vintage Beads @ Morris Thompson Center, 101 Dunkel Street
Pony Rides, Sue Cole, Karen Baker & Alguine Largent @ The Dawg Wash, 541 9th Avenue
Tekenya Rosetta Photography @ Alana’s Espresso Escape, 535 2nd Avenue, Suite 101
First Friday @ Space for Movement Studio, 410 2nd Avenue
Live Jazz @ Bobby’s Downtown, 609 2nd Avenue
Sand Castle @ McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc, 408 Cushman Street
Weekend Entertainment @ The Big I Pub & Lounge, 122 N Turner Street
Arly—Jylz @ Big Daddy’s Bar-B-Q, 107 Wickersham Street
A narrow cafe stretching from 1st to 2nd Avenue is becoming a new hotspot for young and rising artists to exhibit work
, and for the owner to continue her long tradition of freshly prepared meals in a space that doubles as creative outlet and culinary oasis.
Joan Busam is not one to stick with the old. She grows bored easily, and scoffs at efforts she judges as stale or behind the times.
“I think one of the reasons I like this industry is that it’s volatile and always changing,” Joan points out.
Though she considered studying culinary arts, a mentor said her most valuable experience would come from a commercial kitchen.
“I had done corporate work for many years,” Joan reflects, having left a lucrative upper-level management position to follow her dreams of becoming a chef. “I was certainly no spring chicken when I apprenticed.”
These days- she tends to agree about hands-on training, whether mastering classical, northern Italian, South American, Mexican, or European dishes.
“Once you learn a technique- you can cook almost anything. But the trick is to make it taste authentic.” Joan explains. “I stood in huts with ladies down in Mexico to learn how to make different dishes. I make a killer seviche.” Seviche is an appetizer of raw fish marinated in lime juice, topped with onions, tomatoes, and cilantro.
Her culinary apprenticeship and subsequent gigs at various restaurants and lodges took her from Seattle to Boston, San Diego and, finally, to Alaska.
She moved to Alaska and grew hooked on the atmosphere and vistas while working at a lodge in Central. Her first business in downtown Fairbanks was a diner in the Co-Op Plaza, open for two years in the mid-90s. The enthusiasm for downtown events she now brings to l’assiette de Pomegranate was preceded by music, activities, and theme meals in that diner.
l’assiette de Pomegranate opened its doors in 2001, in what used to be a Frontier sporting goods store. She serves up a popular family-style Easter Dinner, a fall Harvest Home Dinner, themed dishes on El Dia De Los Muertos, traditional Christmas baked goods, and solstice celebrations.
“I try to bring that quality of home, comfort, and tradition together in a unique way,” Joan says.
Though last summer proved full of financial and medical challenges, Joan pulled through with her characteristic fighting spirit.
“I said, ‘To hell with this- if nothing else, I’m going to have fun,” Joan recalls.
Ever since, she’s been showcasing artists she considers fresh, innovative, and original in First Friday exhibits with as much vibrance and variety as any in town.
Her vision of inspiring more creativity and collaboration among new and seasoned downtown players is aided by the flexibility of her cafe space.
“The high walls, the high ceilings- it’s the perfect wall for showing art,” Joan explains.
This month features a demonstration of capoeira- a martial art first practiced by African slaves in Brazil who disguised it as folk dance so as not to be discovered by their white supervisors.
Meanwhile, Joan serves up sandwiches, soups, baked goods, coffee, and decadent desserts each day with emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. She roasts her own beef and turkey and works with Basically Basil- a local farm with vinegars for sale atop her counter.
Another huge but less obvious part of her business is catering.
“I don’t have one from Column A, two from Column B,” Joan says proudly. “I design a catering menu based on tastes, budget, and number of people.”
Joan’s flavors, fortes, and musings cover wide ground. She comments on everything from food history and the curiosity of ancient grains coming into vogue, to the impact of genetically modified food on allergies (like gluten) which have influenced her menu options.
As she continues to breathe new life and creative spirit into her 2nd Avenue cafe, Joan will continue in the line of work that suits her best.
“I’ve always loved cooking- I think I was birthed cooking,” Joan explains, matter-of-fact. “If it’s not delicious, I don’t want to serve it.”
Her customers will find no cause to argue with her on that point.
“Someday, we’re gonna be famous,” Patrick Holland jokes from behind the glass counter of Alaska’s Far Northern Knives
, his new knife store in the Co-Op Plaza.
Though he calls himself “ornery,” a close look at Patrick’s work reveals a dedicated and knowledgeable bladesmith who got his start shaping knives from car parts taken from a friend’s junkyard in Arizona.
Patrick’s self-taught beginnings have burgeoned into a full-fledged business partnership with sister Nan Tumbleson, who sells leatherwork out of the same location- tucked into a corner of the Plaza across the hallway from Co-Op Arts.
“He does knives and I do leather,” Nan explains while seated at her workstation- a collapsable table strewn with dyes, embossing tools, and strips of leather. “I said- ‘Why don’t we open up a store?'”
Patrick and Nan sold at trade shows, gun shows, and on military bases before deciding to take the leap and open up shop in April of this year. Patrick sold several guns to finance up-front expenses.
Early traffic from Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base kept Patrick and Nan busy. They still receive calls and orders from Iraq and requests from soldiers nearing deployment. Nan and her husband, Brian, spent their first anniversary at Eielson nearly thirty years ago when he was stationed there. Now he helps Nan sew and lace her products.
Luckily, more locals and visitors are slowly stumbling upon the shop and placing steady orders for custom work.
Whether working from his mind or the sketches of a client, Patrick begins each knife on paper by mapping the design of both blade and handle. His wife’s eye for color and complementary materials helps him piece together knives with as much beauty as functionality.
A machine cuts out the rough shape of a blade from a piece of folded steel, a material that incorporates two or more metals into a single blade, providing flexibility and hardness.
“The mixture of hard and soft steel” creates the perfect combination, Patrick says, “so you don’t have a brittle knife. You have something that sharpens well.”
Acidic treatment unveils both design and texture in the blade, and folded steel will “hold an edge” three times as long as other materials. Patrick files the shape of the blade and adds special grooves or curves once the machine has cut out the rough design.
Then, Patrick turns his attention to the handle, cutting and sanding each piece of wood or antler. Metallic guards cap each end of the handle. After attaching the handle and guards to the blade, Patrick gives each knife a high polish treatment and final sanding.
He spends 6-8 hours on any given knife and prices range from $90-$500 based on the amount of metal in the blade, the number of times the steel has been folded, and the level of detail in his work. His repertoire includes hunting knives, daggers, filet knives, swords, and cutlery.
These are not “one generation knives,” in Patrick’s words. “You hand them down.”
Each knife comes with its own leather sheath, likely made by Nan.
Nan also makes belts twice as thick as most, and proven to last much longer. She can carve designs and dye the leather in any of her products- including holsters, shoulder rigs, hair clips, wallets, belt buckles, purses, key chains, and cell phone cases. Belts sell for under $30 and holsters for less than $40.
“We also sell the stuff for you to do it on your own,” Nan says with a wave to the racks of raw leather, suedes, snaps, ribbons, dyes, and horse tack buckles.
Patrick and Nan can also repair knife blades, handles, or leather goods. Nan’s work has been in particularly high demand.
“We’ve been twelve years without a leather shop now,” Nan says of Fairbanks. Customers have brought in a backlog of belts, boots, and sheaths.
While Patrick and Nan stay busy with custom orders and repairs, visitors and locals are beginning to pop in for a visit. Patrick hears more than his share of hunting stories and enjoys explaining the intricacies of each knife he’s built. He’s eager to remind customers that he accepts custom orders if they don’t find something to their tastes on display.
Brian predicts Alaska’s Far Northern Knives will soon have a dependable clientele of repeat customers, thanks to the incredible skill of Nan and Patrick and their impressive product line. Their work speaks for itself, and the long road to business ownership by this sibling duo looks as if it’s starting to pay off.
The implementation phase of Vision Fairbanks is over. Neither of the plan’s foundational pieces – revising traffic circulation and creating new zoning tools – was acceptable to enough businesses and property owners downtown. The latest disappointment for revitalization came June 23rd when the Borough Assembly defeated Ordinance 2011-31. That ordinance would have created two new zone types in Borough code to guide land use downtown. Read News-Miner story here.
The Vision Fairbanks plan relies on traffic circulation and new zoning tools to attract significant future investment. Those changes would improve downtown’s competitiveness as an investment destination. Without those pieces, downtown revitalization is still possible, of course, but proponents will chart a different course.
Revitalizing a downtown is complex. The Downtown Association is committed to an all-of-the-above approach to downtown’s day-to-day and necessary long-term structural changes. So we’ll explore possibilities remaining in the Vision Fairbanks plan, continue to generate ideas and events that bring people downtown and support the efforts and ideas of others to do the same.
Questions or comments? Call David at 452-8676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2011 BP Midnight Sun Festival was a great success, lining the streets of downtown Fairbanks with vendors, performers, and activities from noon to midnight in celebration of 24 hours of daylight.
As always, the Downtown Association of Fairbanks relied on hundreds of fabulous festival supporters, sponsors, volunteers, bands, dancers, merchants, and vendors to create this community-wide event. A huge thank-you goes out to each of these key partners, and all those who came out to enjoy the festival.
Alaska’s largest single-day event wouldn’t be possible without your generous contributions!
In a special twist this year, the Downtown Association raffled off a 2011 Ford Fiesta to raise money for downtown events. Wendy Petrice of Fairbanks won the car, and the raffle raised more than $10,000 for downtown events. Many thanks to the 2500 of you who purchased tickets in support of the BP Midnight Sun Festival, and also to the area businesses that helped sell tickets and donated to the raffle.
Calypso Farm, Andrew Quainton, Damien Snook, Paul Martz, Sean O’Shea, Adam Nash, Luke Gunderman, Raelynn Radway, Chris Miller, Angie Schmidt, Ed & Lois Niewohner, Amy Kemp, Mike Webb, Bart LeBon, David Hayden, Tonya Wood, Jessica LaDouceur, Ken Henry, Gary Conatser, Tara Callear, Siobahn Williams, Dick Lord, Amanda Huff, Joanna Wallace, Joleen Boyd, Bethany Tackett, Terin Porter, Midnight Sun Swim Team, Monroe Catholic High School Football Team, Ryan Holland, Bob Eley, Dianne Fleaks, Dianne Christiansen, Chet Reed, Midnight Sun Roller Girls, Joshua Poe, Isaiah Mangum, Sheri Oleson, Sally Rafson, Dance Floor Volunteers, Chrissy Martz
2011 BP Midnight Sun Festival Sponsors
BP, Seekins Ford Lincoln, MAC Federal Credit Union, Subway, Sadler’s Home Furnishings, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Alaska Waste, Sani-Can, Spirit of Alaska, Bridgewater Hotel, The Alaska Club, GVEA, Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, First National Bank, JL Properties, Big Ray’s, GEICO Insurance, Denali State Bank, If Only.. a Fine Store, Festival Fairbanks, River City Investments, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Yukon Quest, Actus Community Fund, Lady Lee’s Bath House Emporium, Stephenson CPA, Equinox Physical Therapy, Yukon Title, Mecca Bar, Dance Theatre Fairbanks, Mt. McKinley Bank, Fairbanks Parking Authority, Spring Hill Suites by Marriott.
2011 Ford Fiesta Raffle Sponsors and Partners
Seekins Ford Lincoln, MAC Federal Credit Union, The Big I Pub & Lounge, S Salon, Chartreuse, Big Daddy’s Bar B-Q, River City Café & Espresso, l’assiette de Pomegranate, Fairbanks Community Museum, Alana’s Espresso Escape, David Edmond
9th Army Band, The Legendary WillyMac, Legends of Rock, Caleb Aronson, Dance Theatre Fairbanks, Tundra Caravan Middle Eastern Dance, Ben Boyd, Dj Double X,