Pat Moore Fish Derby set to start Aug. 4th

The Taiya Inlet Watershed Council is hosting the second annual Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby beginning Aug. 4. The tourney runs for two weekends, concluding on Aug. 13. More than $10,000 in cash and prizes has already been donated by local businesses and will form the prize pool of this event, suitable for all ages.
Some highlights for 2006 include special prizes for women, children, summer workers, Whitehorse residents, catch and release fishermen, shore fishermen, and many more. Our top prize is valued at over $2,100, $1,500 of which is in CASH!
Families are encouraged to participate with special entries available for children, including a prize for the child entering the largest Dolly Varden.
Special daily prizes will be given away during the entire tournament so plan on joining us for more then just one day. The fishing will start at 6 a.m. every morning and conclude at 5 p.m., Aug. 4-6, and Aug. 11-13.
On Sunday Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. fresh grilled salmon and all the fixings will be served at Pullen Pond. All sponsors and entrants are invited. Walk-ins welcome. This is an alcohol-free event.
Everyone who participated last year discovered the thrill and fun of Skagway’s unique fishing derby. Don’t miss out on the action this year. Be a part of this 100 percent charitable fundraiser, and take home one of our great prizes. A full listing of prizes and rules can be found at www.skagwayfishingderby.org. – Andrew Cremata, organizer

Flower Show set for August 13-15

Skagway gardeners are urged to bring displays of flowers, vegetables and fruits to the AB Hall for the 24th Annual Flower show sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star Naomi Chapter no. 9.
Entrants may bring flower displays between 2 and 5 p. m. Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 from 9 a. m. to 11 a. m. No fee is required to enter.
Individuals may bring as many arrangements, bouquets, baskets or pots of flowers as they wish. “The more the merrier,” said Debbie Ackerman, Worthy Matron of the organization. They’re expecting dahlias, pansies, roses, petunias, sunflowers, snapdragons, begonias, a fuchsia ladder, and a smorgasbord of fruits and vegetables. Dried flowers, moss, yard art and herbs may also show up. “If you can’t move the display, bring a nicely framed picture (of the arrangement),” Ackerman suggests.
Judging begins Sunday at 11. a. m. and awards will be presented at approximately 1 p. m. Approximately 20 prizes will be awarded in the form of gift certificates (from Jewell Gardens) and ribbons. Awards include the Edie Lee Award for the most outstanding garden in town (sponsored by Steve and Salli Reeder); the Elma McMillan rose award (a stained glass panel by Debbie Ackerman); the Lynne Ruff Award—best of show award (a stained glass panel by Debbie Ackerman); and the Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Trowel Award for the best business display.
Cost of admission is only one dollar to the show which runs from Sunday noon through 5 p. m., August 13 and Monday and Tuesday, August 14-15 from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. “(Cost is) same as always,” Ackerman said. Proceeds go for scholarships for Skagway High School seniors and alumni. This year the organization awarded a total of $1,400 to three recipients. Students receive the money the first semester of their second year and may apply for another award the following year.
As usual a silver tea with tea, coffee and homemade cookies will be served at the flower show. Donations from the tea, also, are used for scholarships. – ARDYCE CZUCHNA-CURL