Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome Home to Kotzebue's Conquering Hero!

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Lots of people were at the airport to meet 2011 Iditarod Champion, John Baker, as he got off the jet this afternoon.




Then a parade of vehicles followed him the school where there was a reception with coffee and cookies.

















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10 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

I heard he was Alaskan, but form Kotz no less!! How exciting:)

Ms. ~K said...

Thank you so much for this post! So much excitement and pride for Kotz!
John is a hero for sure!!!!
~K

Denise Koutchak said...

Thanks for posting! Good to be able to be part of the excitement at home, even if it's on the web! So proud of John!

napaaqtuk said...

Thank you so much for posting these videos! I agree with Denise, it's good to be able to be part of the excitement of home, even from the lower '48. I was bummed I couldn't hear his speech in person, but it was great getting to hear in on-line! Thanks again!

Ceol Mo Cridhe said...

I.Love. This. Post.
I love that John is a storyteller.
I love the dancing, that it is young AND old. I love the sense of community that you have there. And I am SUPER proud of John Baker. What a quality guy, who totally deserved a win!

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

grrrr, just me,,,

Anonymous said...

From the Calif. guy--Thanks for the videos----good story!!

Connie,Barry said...

Interesting post and thanks for posting it. I heard he was the winner. Enjoyed learning more about him here on your blog.

Becky said...

That's so cool that a parade turned out for him!

Sue said...

Cathy - can you give me your private email - your blog is very interesting to me. I lived in Kotzebue for five years. Sue

qu98@aol.com