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Ketchikan Concrete Classic
By Tracy Mettler


July 27, 2006

In the spirit of the Nenana Ice Classic, which had a jackpot of over $200,000 in 2006, I would like the Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the 1st Annual Ketchikan Concrete Classic. To win the Ice Classic, the winner must guess the day and time of the ice breakup in the Tanana River which runs through the town of Nenana. There were 8 people who got it right this year...down to the minute! That, ladies and gentlemen, is raw excitement!

The winner of the Concrete Classic would be the person who correctly guesses the day and time that the first big chunk of concrete breaks loose from the newly poured slabs on Tongass Avenue. The Grand Prize? How about $50 and 1 round trip a day from Thomas Basin to Bar Harbor aboard the Water Taxi during the summer of 2007 when crews are tearing out all that concrete again? (This assumes the Borough would have no objection to the Taxi providing this service.)

With the realization that construction in Alaska is NEVER easy, and my tongue firmly in cheek,

Tracy Mettler
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: 20 year + Ketchikan Resident


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