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December 16, 2003


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Chamber's Enchanted Forest Auction Raises Over $6,600
A portion of the proceeds to go to local non-profit organizations
The Arts & Humanities Council's "A Community of Art" tree
and Bernie's "Morning Cup of Coffee" were two of the twelve trees auctioned at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce's annual Enchanted Forest auction...
Front Page Photo by Dick Kauffman

Ketchikan: Chamber's Enchanted Forest Auction Raises Over $6,600; A portion of the proceeds to go to local non-profit organizations - The Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce's Annual Enchanted Forest Auction and Dance was held the evening of December 6th at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. An Enchanted Forest is described by the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce as one which captivates a person with its consummate beauty. Each tree making its own contribution, whether shielding another from the storms, standing tall to represent the others or providing new growth, they all strive to

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achieve their own potential, while unified in their purpose.

The mission of the Enchanted Forest is to support the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce as it continues to "advocate and educate on behalf of members to promote a healthy business climate" for the benefit of the entire community.

The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Doug Ward who is the 2002-2003 Chamber Board President. The Chamber had a total of 12 decorated Christmas trees for auction. The auctioneer was Jim Wingren. Prior to the start of the live auction at 8:30 pm, guests enjoyed a social hour, viewed the trees and danced to the music of Lush Life and DJ Blanche Thomas.

According to information provided by Jodie Beck, Enchanted Forest Committee Co-Chair, twelve Christmas trees were auctioned. Of the twelve trees, trees numbered 1-10 generated more than $4,300 in bids with a portion of the proceeds going to a variety of community groups. The last two trees, numbers 11 & 12, were decorated by Women In Safe Homes (WISH) with all the proceeds going to WISH.

Tongass Substance Screening, a loyal supporter of the Enchanted Forest Auction event, generated the most money for their Christmas tree called "Bee Safe". This year and last year, Tongass Substance Screen generously decorated their trees with over $1,000 worth of services to the lucky winner. - Read the rest of this story, click here...
Tuesday - December 16, 2003 - 1:15 am

Alaska: Governor Proposes FY 05 Budget; Taking Responsibility Today for Alaska's Tomorrow - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski on Monday submitted his FY2005 budget to the Legislature, noting that it is a policy-driven document, and includes his two broad fiscal targets of reducing the rate of growth in government and keeping the projected draw on the Constitutional Budget Reserve under $400 million. - Read more...
Tuesday - December 16, 2003 - 1:15 am

Ketchikan: KIC to distribute food & clothing vouchers & gifts to eligible recipients - Ketchikan Indian Community Employment and Training Program will be distributing food & clothing vouchers and children's gifts to eligible General Assistance recipients. Vouchers and children's gifts can be picked up at 429 Deermount from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on December 17, 2003. Parents will also be building gingerbread houses with the assistance of KIC JOM Program, filling stockings and decorating holiday cookies(with the assistance of KIC Social Services).

Ketchikan & SE: Scheduled Maintenance for POW Ferry - The M/V Prince of Wales will be out of service January 5th though January 11th for its semi-annual hull inspection and maintenance at Alaska Ship and Drydock in Ketchikan, according to Inter-Island Ferry Authority operations manager Stuart Vincent. It is planned that the M/V Prince of Wales will resume daily service between Hollis and Ketchikan on January 12th and service between Ketchikan and Metlakatla every Friday and Saturday on January 16th, said Vincent. - Read more...
Tuesday - December 16, 2003 - 1:15 am

Holiday Lights: A Photo Feature by Carl Thompson

photosFestive holiday lights are appearing daily throughout the Ketchikan community. These colorful gifts of lights are provided by families for the enjoyment of all. Carl Thompson is traveling the community to capture these colorful light displays to share with the Sitnews readers.

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