Snapshots of Ketchikan’s Independence Day
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The 2014 parade theme was “Snapshots From the Past.”
Ketchikan celebrated Independence Day with parades, hot dogs, rubber ducks, and lumberjacks.
Parade Grand Marshal Hall Anderson
A flash mob surprised Anderson as he walked the parade.
Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums walked the parade and played their bagpipes around town throughout the day.
The Great Alaskan Lumberjack show held its Ironjack competition. Tom Lancaster (not pictured) was the champion.
Riley and Ruby McCue of the Ketchikan Cohos Log Rolling team competed during the Ironjack show.
Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the day.
DOT officials have proposed widening sidewalks by seven feet on much of Front Street, to accommodate pedestrian traffic. That would mean the removal of the center southbound lane on Front Street. more
Karen Pitcher and Ann Lucas speak about Compassionate Friends of Ketchikan, a support group for families that have lost children. They also talk about the world-wide candlelight vigil on December 11th.