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

Best Organization:

1st place - Ducks Unlimited

2nd place - Fraternal Order of Eagles

3rd place - Alaska Shriners

Best Business:

1st place - Crowley

2nd place - ERA Aviation

3rd place - Pangaea Adventures

Best Non-Business:

1st place - Valdez Sr. Center

2nd place - PWSCC

3rd place - Valdez Museum

Walking Group:

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.

Youth Group:

1st place - Build A Boat and Hope It Floats

2nd place - 6 Kids on Bikes

3rd place - Little Kickers

Best Theme:

Fraternal order of Eagles

Best Overall:

Valdez Sr. Center


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