Monday, July 29 2013
Starting Line of the Ballyhoo Run (PCR Staff)
Twenty-eight men, women, and children came out on Saturday, July 20th to compete in the city’s annual Ballyhoo Run. The race was only 1.9 miles long, but it required runners to climb almost 1,600 feet to the top of the mountain. Joseph Henning made it up and down with a winning time of 33:36. Holly Holman placed first for women, with a time of 41:50. But neither managed to beat the all-time men's and women’s records set by Ben Bolock in 2010 (24:00) and Jenny Jones in 1995 (36:18). According to Holman, the uncustomary heat and lack of wind may have been what slowed runners down this year.
Lions Club's "Operation Santa" a Success
Thursday, January 03 2013
The Ballyhoo Lions Club held their annual winter raffle in the end of December to fund the Operation Santa event that they put on each holiday season. The Operation allows Santa and his elves to provide gifts for children in outlying communities across the Aleutians. Lions Club Members successfully sold all 600 tickets during the month of December and the drawing for the winning tickets was held on December 20th at the Grand Aleutian Hotel Lobby. The raffle included thousands of dollars’ worth of cash prizes.