Who took home the gold at Gold Rush Days?
Golden Rock and Parade Contest Winners
Valdez Star photo
Gold Rush Queen Jerri Plaster brought miles of smiles to kids with a sweet tooth Sunday during the parade down Egan Street. Plaster was a founding organizer of the celebration, which celebrated its golden anniversary this year.
The 2012 Golden Rock Winners
Over All Landscaping: Larry and Barb Sandvek
Beds and Borders: Linda Christoffersen
Container Gardens: Terry and John Folsom
Vegetable Garden: Lydia Rountree
Best New Garden: Cynthia Ebb
Mommy and Me: Sanoe Deaver and daughters Maddie and Victoria
Small Space Garden: Jenny and Mark Adsitt
Best Business Landscape: LuLu Bell
Honorable Mention: Denni Bushong, Sara Erwin Goudreau, Jamie and Jorje Arciniega
Our Golden Rock Award Team:
Fran Barron, We Frame You - did a fabulous job of embellishing the beautiful rocks again!
Judges: Linda Brandenburg, Terry Folsom, Dahlia O'Neil, Karen Stewart
Support: Young Volunteers, Jordan and Jacob Moneyhun helped to gather and carry the heavy rocks. Kris and Griffin Hastings and Bella Smelcer; previous winner of Mommy and Me.
Thank you to PWSCC for hosting the event!
Parade 2012 winners
1st place - Ducks Unlimited
2nd place - Fraternal Order of Eagles
3rd place - Alaska Shriners
1st place - Crowley
2nd place - ERA Aviation
3rd place - Pangaea Adventures
1st place - Valdez Sr. Center
2nd place - PWSCC
3rd place - Valdez Museum
1st place - Valdez Community Marching Band
2nd place - Golden Retrievers
3rd place - Elvis and Friends
Valdez Star photo
The Valdez Senior Center float was named best overall for the 2012 Gold Rush Parade.
1st place - Build A Boat and Hope It Floats
2nd place - 6 Kids on Bikes
3rd place - Little Kickers
Fraternal order of Eagles
Valdez Sr. Center