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Celebrating Alaska’s 50 th Anniversary of Statehood. In the Kenai Peninsula Borough. John J. Williams Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor. What are we celebrating?. May 28, 1958 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Alaska Statehood Bill by a vote of 208 to 166.

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Celebrating alaska s 50 th anniversary of statehood

CelebratingAlaska’s 50th Anniversaryof Statehood

In the

Kenai Peninsula Borough

John J. WilliamsKenai Peninsula Borough Mayor

What are we celebrating
What are we celebrating?

  • May 28, 1958 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Alaska Statehood Bill by a vote of 208 to 166.

  • July 7, 1958 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Bill into law.

  • January 3, 1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the proclamation admitting Alaska to the U.S. a “moment after the stroke of noon.”

State kickoff events
State Kickoff Events

May 23-31, 2008 - Fairbanks:

Bonfire, BBQ, Regatta, Trace Adkins Concert (23rd), Museum Day, Kite Day, Elton John Concert (29th)

June 27-29 2008 – Anchorage:

Kick-off with “Were In” weekend. Free concert at Elmendorf – streamed to U.S. troops around the world, thanks to AT&T. Podcast available for 30 days. Robins Airforce Band and Airforce Band of Alaska. Weekend ends with parachutes, giant bonfire. Will be televised – you don’t want to miss this.

July 3rd 2008 thru weekend - Juneau:

Kick-off event June 14, 2008 with Alaska Symphony.

Celebrating on the kenai
Celebrating on the Kenai

Official Dates for KPB Participation

January 3, 2009 thru January 3, 2010

Other groups are encouraged to celebrate and can choose timelines and events of their own.

Celebrating on the kenai organizational chart
Celebrating on The KenaiOrganizational Chart

KPB ASCC Steering Committee


KPB Staff


Event Calendar





School Activities

Time Capsule

Passport to Kenai


Arts/Traveling Exhibits


Potential committees and responsibilities of each
Potential Committees and Responsibilities of Each…

  • Determine Chairperson – Lead, Coordinate, Delegate

  • Determine Co-chair if deemed necessary

  • Determine Committee Calendar

    • Committee Project Timelines

    • Committee Meetings

Arts traveling exhibit 7 10 members ongoing
Arts / Traveling Exhibit7-10 members - ongoing

  • Gather display items

  • Organize displays

  • Venues

  • Schedule exhibits

  • Travel logistics

  • Verify insurance needs

  • Consider Costs – fuel, insurance

  • Brainstorm other arts related events

Bonfires 5 7 members terminates after bonfire event include crista hippchen mayor williams
Bonfires5-7 members – terminates after bonfire event Include Crista Hippchen, Mayor Williams

  • Determine sites

  • Determine date

  • Coordinate with NASA

  • Acquire necessary permits, permissions

  • Coordinate with fire departments; Div. of Forestry

  • Gather combustibles

  • Crowd control

  • Clean-up

History/Book7-10 members – ongoing through distributionInclude Bonnie Golden, Mayor Williams, KPB Historical Association

Grant application completed, sent May 15.

If approved and accepted …

  • Comply with grant policies

  • Compile book contents

  • Contract for photos, printing, freight

  • Determine contents of accompanying dvd

  • Distribution of completed book

Event calendar
Event Calendar

Shanon Hamrick of KPTMC will be sole contact for Calendar of Events planned within the KPB.

Phone - 262-5229

Fax – 262-5212

Email – [email protected]

All scheduled events are welcome. This includes:

  • Events scheduled by the KPB ASCC

  • Events scheduled by other KPB entities

  • Events scheduled by ASCC partners.

    Calendar will be available on our website …


Contests 4 5 members ongoing as events occur
Contests4-5 members – ongoing as events occur

Determine if, when and what contests should be supported by the KPB ASCC.

Suggestions include:

  • 5K or 10K Run

  • Bike Race

  • Coloring

  • Eating Contest

  • Geography, History or Trivia Quiz

  • KPB Poem

  • Posters

  • Snowmachining, X-Country Skiing, Dog Sled Race

  • Talent Contest (KPB’s Got Talent)

    Determine appropriate awards and recognition

Passport to kenai shanon kptmc plus chamber reps active thru january 3 2010
Passport to KenaiShanon (KPTMC) plus Chamber reps – active thru January 3, 2010

Shanon will chair

Chamber representatives will participate

Quilt 7 10 members january 3 2009 when display begins
Quilt7-10 members – January 3, 2009 when display begins


Distribute project information and solicit participants


  • Quilt blocks 24” X 30” (16 blocks make a quilt – 8’ X 10’)

  • Block with KPB logo

  • Block with KPB Statehood logo

  • Many others by individuals, groups, communities


    Finished projects to be displayed January 3, 2009

School ActivitiesDoris Cannon (KPBSD, Dir. Of Curriculum) will chair, 5-10 members – term thru January 3, 2010

  • Participate in Partner Contests and Events:

  • Alaska Airlines

  • UAA/UAF Forum, Conference

  • Determine other events/contests

  • Determine appropriate awards, recognition

Time capsule 7 10 members serve until time capsule contents are delivered to ascc
Time Capsule7-10 members – serve until Time Capsule contents are delivered to ASCC.

Determine and gather contents for KPB contribution;

Contact ASCC regarding:

  • size of contribution allowed

  • contribution deadline

  • contribution site

    Cities, communities can contribute individually.

Logo 3 5 members term immediate and urgent
Logo3-5 members – term immediate and urgent


Develop logo reflecting our theme – will be on our website, marketing products and displays.

Logo can be placed on ASCC website to serve as link to our website.

FYI - ASCC updated site will be launched within a week.

ASCC website address - http://www.gov.state.ak.us/state_commission/index.php

50 50 50 merrill will chair 2 3 members serve until interviews completed
50-50-50Merrill will chair, 2-3 members, serve until interviews completed

Arrange time, place and participants:

  • 50 interviews

  • 50 people

  • 50 days

Steering committee membership chairperson of each other committee
Steering CommitteeMembership - chairperson of each other committee.

Executive oversight of all KPB ASCC sponsored events.

Duties :

  • Coordinate Planning Calendar

  • Determine Presence at Fairs, Festivals, Other events

  • Medallion Acquisition and Sales

  • Oversee Web Site

  • Determine Funding Resources and Expenditures

  • Parades, Fireworks, BBQ’s, etc Speakers, Special Guests

  • Consider KPB ASCC Sponsored Events

    (Parades, Fireworks, BBQ’s, Special Speakers)

  • Additional Committee Needs

Celebrating on the kenai organizational chart1
Celebrating on The KenaiOrganizational Chart

KPB ASCC Steering Committee


KPB Staff


Event Calendar





School Activities

Time Capsule

Passport to Kenai


Arts/Traveling Exhibits


Celebrating on the kenai proposed committees and membership
Celebrating on the KenaiProposed Committees and Membership

Arts / Traveling Exhibits: 7-10 – ongoing

Bonfires: 5-7 – terminates after bonfire event

History/Book: 7-10 plus volunteers – ongoing through distribution

Calendar of Events: Shanon – thru January 3, 2010

Contests: 4-5 – ongoing as events occur

Passport to Kenai: Shanon plus CC – thru January 3, 2010

Quilt: 7-10 – immediate and urgent– display begins January 9, 2009

School Activities: Doris plus 5-10 – thru January 3, 2010

Time Capsule: 7-10 – until time capsule contents delivered

Logo:3-5 – immediate and urgent

50-50-50: 2-3 – until interviews completed

Organization name suggestions
Organization Name Suggestions

  • Borough Bash

  • Kenai Peninsula's Nifty Fifty

  • KPB Salutes Statehood

  • Celebrate the North Star State

  • North Star Celebrations

  • Celebrate Alaska on the KPB

  • Golden Opportunities

  • Alaska's Golden Playground

  • AK50 on the Kenai

  • Peninsula Golden Years

  • Statehood Party on the Peninsula

  • Nifty Fifty on the Peninsula

  • Golden Years of the 49th State

  • The Last Frontier for Fifty Years

  • KPB Remembers Statehood

  • KPB’s Tribute to Statehood

  • Golden Gala on the KPB

  • AK50 on the Kenai

  • Celebrating Seward’s Folly

  • Celebrating Seward's Success or (Seward's Non-Folly)

  • 8-Star Anniversary - Fifty Years of Statehood on the Kenai

  • Statehood 50th on the Kenai Peninsula Borough


The Alaska State seal cannot be used without permission from Lt. Governor Parnell

Contact ASCC for permission to use Statehood Celebration logo – [email protected]

Kpb ascc contacts
KPB ASCC Contacts

Official email address to contact KPB support staff:

[email protected]

Domain name has been reserved for KPB ASCC website …


John J. WilliamsKenai Peninsula Borough Mayor