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Go Angie, Safe Trail, Mush Along!!
By Sarajustine Black and Pam Christianson


January 06, 2009

Ketchikan's own Angie Taggart, daughter of John and Charlene Taggart, is in pursuit of one of her personal goals - the Iditarod 2010. The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society - Epsilon Chapter is happy to announce their full fledge support of one of their teacher sisters. Angie is a first grade teacher at Houghtaling Elementary School who left for Knik at the start of Christmas vacation. Our chapter members have contributed $700 towards her efforts and know that other groups are doing the same. Since being in Knik, she has been running dogs from Ray Reddington's kennel. Angie has completed the Aurora 40/40 race in December.

Keep track of Angie as she writes a blog. You can send messages of support.

Angie is one of forty mushers signed up for the Knik 200-Joe Redington Sr. Memorial Sled Dog Race to start on Saturday January 3rd. It covers 200 miles and is an Iditarod sanctioned race. That's valuable training time for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race for Angie has her sight set for Iditarod 2010. In order to sign up for the Iditarod, Angie needs to qualify with 500 miles of Sled Dog races before Angie can sign up for the 2010 race this coming summer.

So this is where Angie is starting to become qualified for the Iditarod. The race will begin on Saturday at 11 AM at the Knik Lake, Mile 13 on the Knik Goose Bay Road, out to Skwentna and return. The Banquet will be at the Knik Bar 7 PM Sunday January 4th.

For more information check out Knik 200 Sled Dog Race at

Sarajustine Black and Pam Christianson
Ketchikan, AK

About: Sarajustine Black is the President of the Alaska Beta Gamma State Delta Kappa Gamma International Society and Pam Christianson is the Treasurer of the Epsilon Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society

Received December 31, 2008 - Published January 06, 2009



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