What's New cont'd from page two
Three of these new rooms will be ready for occupancy by July first.
   Also, before the end of 1999, our Alaska Room will be completed. This expansion of the Agate Guest House will allow our guests to host small meetings, conferences, weddings and receptions. The Alaska Room was designed to take advantage of the wooded site and the spectacular mountain views to the north and south. Harvey will finally have ample space to display the agates, rocks, fossils and minerals he has been collecting for the past thirty years.
   The Agate Inn has become a “unique country style inn” with a variety of accommodation choices for families, groups, and business travelers.
   Visit our web site at http://www.agateinn.com. Send your email greetings to agate@alaska.net.
Name Our Reindeer
Reindeer are domesticated caribou. Reindeer have been herded in Alaska since late 1880. Family and friends have tried to convince us we need a pet.  So, what better pets for long-time Alaskans Harvey and Sandy Bowers?
   Harvey has a large fenced area ready for our reindeer friends. But the two female fawns will need names. Send your suggestions by mail or email before May 1. Email entries to agate@alaska.net. The winning suggestion will receive a gift certificate for two nights at the Agate Inn for a party of up to four people. If multiple entries of a winning name are submitted, the first entry received will be the winner. Remember, our reindeer are females. The name, “Rudolph” doesn’t quite fit!


Local Events

Jan Willow Winter Carnival
Feb Iron Dog Race
Mar Iditarod Days Festival
Iditarod Sled Dog Race
Jun Colony Days
Jul Wasilla Water Festival
Moose Dropping Festival
Palmer Pride Picnic
Aug Alaska State Fair
Dec Colony Christmas
Talkeetna Winterfest

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