Photos by Brian Zittlau
Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell hosted the Annual Governor’s Picnic yesterday, the last of the summer. Picnics were already held in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Fairbanks last month.
The line for hot dogs and salmon was looping around the parking lot for the Sandy Beach shelters before Department Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners even started service at 4:30.
Here are some of the sounds from Thursday’s event at Annual Governor’s Picnic at Sandy Beach in Douglas. They include State Senator Dennis Egan, Governor Parnell and the First Lady, some of the Juneau and Douglas residents waiting in line or attending the event, and Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell who served up the salmon.
In addition to Anchorage, Mat-Su, Fairbanks, and Juneau, Parnell announced that an additional picnic will be held in a community that will rotate each year starting next summer.
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