by Erin Kirkland, Executive Director
The 2018 Flannel Affair fundraiser was off-the-charts successful, if the many kudos coming from guests who attended are any indication. "Great party!" someone wrote in a note. "Totally lit!" someone else told me as they walked out the door following some fantastic music by Hope Social Club.
We agree. After all, helping people have amazing experiences is part of our job, and Thursday night's opportunity to create even more of those experiences in Alaska's backcountry was the perfect stepping stone for 2018 and beyond.
Thanks to you, dear members, guests, and auction-bidders, we raised nearly $10,000 for Alaska Huts Association's current and future projects!
What now? We put our heads down and get to work maintaining the high standard we've set for Manitoba Cabin and Yurts at Mile 48 of the Seward Highway, with new programs, fun activities, and chances to gather together as a community. It means we start moving forward on our Glacier Discovery project with partner agency Chugach National Forest so a new hut can be built near Spencer Whistle Stop.
You helped us get there, and I hope you'll stick around as we blaze a trail toward Alaska's only hut system. We can't wait to see where it takes us!
Hat tip to you all!