Why Flannel?

by Erin Kirkland

The Alaska Huts Association's primary fundraiser of the year is happening tomorrow night, and while we're pretty excited about the silent auction items and excellent music by Hope Social Club, we're also looking forward to something else. 

The flannel. 

A Flannel Affair came about because someone knew all about comfortable things. Gala season in Alaska has always meant "come as you are" to a certain extent, but we here at Alaska Huts knew we wanted to mean it. 

Why do people wear flannel? It's cozy. It's comforting. It's something we put on when heading outdoors for a weekend in the woods, or hanging out in front of a campfire with friends. Flannel speaks to our sense of relaxation, a freedom from the business clothes we may wear the rest of the week. And darned if Alaska Huts doesn't support that concept 100%. 

Each spring Alaska Huts Association asks you to join us in this pledge of coziness by sporting your favorite flannel apparel: Join us Thursday evening with a signal that you support fun family-and-friends time, whether snuggled up at Manitoba Cabin or playing on the trails nearby. Do it for yourself. Do it in the name of flannel everywhere. 

A Flannel Affair will be held at 49th State Brewing Company on 3rd Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Doors open at 6:30 and silent auction bidding begins as soon as you raise a glass to Alaska's only organization dedicated to hut-to-hut exploration of our state's beautiful backcountry. 

We're aiming to raise $9,000. We're getting there, but we need YOU. 

Need tickets? Go HERE. And hurry, they're selling faster than a set of flannel pyjamas.