Saturday, July 5, 2008

I Love a Parade, Part 2

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I think we left off with the girls on a firetruck. Here is another view of them.



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Here is the Sisualik Float. It looks like Maija is trying to throw a handful of candy at my head.



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Yay Sisualik!!


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We got lots of candy from them.



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This is the Kotzebue Electric Association's truck (KEA). I'm sorry KEA that my electric bill was only $48 last month. It is not my fault that there was something wrong with your meter. I am sure it will go back to the usual $225 a month now that you have changed the meter.



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Here is the Kotzebue Fire Department's rescue boat. It can maneuver over ice and water. It is especially useful in poor ice conditions when other modes of transportation are unsafe.



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This is the Northwest Arctic Borough School District's bus. Yep, Kotzebue has a school bus, however it is used only for children eligible for special education services. Everyone else has to walk or get rides from their parents.



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Here is a truck from the Alaska Commercial Company (AC) store. You know, the place where we pay $10.49 for a gallon of milk, $11.39 for a 12 pack of Pepsi, and $8 for a bag of chips? Yeah, that place. Anyway, those are some of the Kotzebue High School's cheerleaders on the back with the Husky mascot.



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And here are the Alaska State Troopers float. They are towing a boat full of kids and their furry mascot which loosely resembles a squirrel...or maybe it's a bear. You be the judge.



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Here's the Park Service's truck. It was decorated to look like a tiger. Very cute. I LOVE the mammoth.



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And here is the political message for the day. This is a difficult topic and it is hard to find unbiased information about it. As a matter of fact I don't think there is any unbiased info about the proposed Pebble Mine out there. It is a very touchy subject. It can be hard to balance the environment with the economic health of the state.



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And here is the Native Village of Kotzebue's float.

Well that's it for the parade.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the pictures. I love the Arctic spirit. Didn't the girls fry in their fur parkas in the heat?

Justin said...

Just found your site from my NANA +Alaska Google Alert! I'm a NANA subsidiary employee in VA, and was just in Kiana for the HS Graduation. Hope to make it back, this Dec...

Keep posting!

Wendy in Wasilla said...

I guess fuel isn't that expensive. Otherwise, people would be walking in the parade, not driving motor vehicles.

What a waste of fuel!