The AAA NT enjoyed it’s annual Halloween Party recently. For the second year running the Anchorage Sister City kindly partnered with our association to put on a lovely family Halloween event. Everyone had a great time! We enjoyed American hot dogs and accompaniments, listening to great music from the Folk Club, playing Mini Golf with treats, and decorating pumpkins.
Our ‘Host a Marine’ program has been very popular. Here are some images from a recent excursion. Please check out the ‘Hosting Marines’ page for more pictures and info.
The Australian-American Association
of the Northern Territory Inc.
will host a memorial service and wreath laying to commemorate the
70th Anniversary of the Sinking of the USS Peary
during the bombing of Darwin on the 19th February 1942
for more information please visit our ‘Coming Events’ page.
10 members of the association were very pleased to participate in greeting President Obama at the RAAF base last Thursday. More photos coming soon…
Sunday afternoon saw the AAA NT and the Anchorage Sister City Committee celebrating Halloween. We were lucky it was just a sticky humid afternoon – and we didn’t get a thunderstorm.
The Anchorage Sister City Committee sponsored pumpkin decorating, Halloween candy, costume prizes to the Deck Chair Cinema and a band. The band members were from the local Folk Club and they played ‘Americany’ folk (they usually play Irish). They were a wonderful addition to the hot dogs, trick or treat mini golf & costume comps. We also had 2 lucky door prizes – a kayaking day trip for two with True North Kayak Adventures in Homer; and a year family membership to the Seward SeaLife Centre. Also included in the lucky door prizes were Alaskan recipe books and some Halloween treats – just in case the recipients aren’t traveling to Alaska anytime soon.
Thanks to all who attended. It was a fun afternoon. 🙂
This weekend’s Halloween party is shaping up to be a fun event. We are lucky to have joined with the Anchorage Sister City Committee to host this event. They have organised musical entertainment from members of the Folk Club, as well as real Pumpkin decorating for the kids, a stack of nice prizes for those game to brave the heat and come in costume, Halloween treats and games for the kids.
We are also very fortunate to have received denations from Alaskan businesses that will give our Halloween event a real Alaskan feel. Up for grabs are-
- A family 12 month membership valued at $125 USD generously donated from the Alaskan SeaLife Center in Seward. If you are going to Alaska you have to visit this awesome Marine science facility designed to combine a research mission with wildlife rehabilitation facilities and public education. Korin and Doug Lesh visited this wonderful center about 8 times in their 18month Alaskan stay. You won’t want to miss it if you are visiting AK. You just can’t get enough of watching those Puffins flying through the water.
- A Yukon Island kayak trip for two valued at $300 USD with True North Kayak Adventures. Alison O’Hara who donated this voucher is the owner of True North Kayak Adventures. She runs an awesome outfit doing kayak trips around Kachemak Bay near Homer. Doug and Korin Lesh and pile of family and friends have very fond memories of Alison’s trips which she often personally lead. If you are in Alaska don’t miss the opportunity to paddle through craggy rock arches, see bald eagles flying overhead and silently watch sea otters napping in kelp beds. . . all with snow capped mountains in the background. Awesome!
The new US Consul General Frank Urbancic Jr visited Darwin on Friday 23 Sept. With only 24 hours notice of his visit AAA NT committee members hosted drinks for him at the Trailor Boat Club. Also in attendance were the Consul’s Management Officer Joe Marcus, Dan Callahan and Sally Branson.
Have you checked out USA Foods recently? http://www.usafoods.com.au/
You might want to take a look before our October 30th Halloween event. Please check out our Coming Events page for more details.