From tots to tourists, everyone enjoyed themselves at the Alaska Day festivities and parade on Sunday. Fueled by the Sitka Lutheran Church’s pie sale, locals lined the streets to get good spots for candy-gathering before heading up Castle Hill to the commemoration of Alaska’s 1867 transfer from Russia.

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Alaska Day Parade Prizes

After receiving the anonymous judges’ report, Alaska Day Festival organizers made the following awards of $150, $100, and $50, respectively, for entries in the annual parade.

Civilian marching unit
First Place -Blatchley Middle School Band
Second Place – Sitka High School Band
Third Place- Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums

Symbolic of 1867
First Plaace – Sitka Ninth Infantry and Russian Re-enactors

Theme award “Meet Me At Centennial”
First Place – The Salvation Army

Organization Entry
First Place – Sitka Sound Slayers
Second Place – Girl Scouts
Third Place – 4-H Club

Business Entry
First Place – Junk Trunk
Second Place – Alaska Airline
Third Place – SeaMart