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K-Town Street Beat: Sunny summer weather

The Plaza was the site of this week’s Street Beat feature.

K-Town Street Beat is a regular summertime segment, featuring KRBD news intern Marco Torres talking with community members.

Recently, Marco went to The Plaza mall to ask business workers about our beautiful, sunny weekend weather.

Judy Zenge, manager of The Plaza, said she enjoyed relaxation over the weekend.

“It was fabulous. Relaxed kind of weekend. I planted some flowers and sat on the deck.”

“On Saturday I went to the baseball field and watched a bunch of baseball games. And then on Sunday we had a church picnic and just went and had fun at the lake,” said Chris Newbill of the Ketchikan Title Agency.

Anna Shaffer is the owner of Starboard Frames and Gifts, one of many local businesses at the Plaza.

Anna Shaffer, owner of Starboard Frames and Gifts, also enjoyed the fantastic weather.

“It was wonderful. For the first time in a long time I just had a relaxed weekend. I got gardening done on Saturday, and on Sunday went for a sail. And it was just like the best weekend in a long time.”

Jenn Tucker, who works at the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, told us about her exciting story from the weekend.

“My husband and I backpacked up Perseverance, and we stayed the night, and played in the sunshine till very late.”

She then added an unexpected twist.

“The bat’s came out!” she said. “I was standing by the fire, and then they came out. They were eating all the bugs around me — there were about ten of them swarming around me — and it was awesome!”

Check our website throughout the summer for more K-Town Street Beat, compiled by news intern Marco Torres.

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