The Festival of Lights Winterfest 2004

On this page is information about the Festival of Lights 2004.  In the left hand column, you will find info on ALL of the events, including the time, place and nature of the event.  In the right hand column, you will find information about the Ice Carving Contest and up to date info on the ever popular Polar Bear Plunge!!  We encourage you to check it out!  Also, if you have any photos pertaining to the Festival, we would love to have a copy and show them off.  You can send us pictures by clicking here.

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A Celebration of Fun!

February 13 –15, 2004

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS/WINTERFEST 2004

Everyone Welcome!
The weekend of February 13th, & 14th, promises to provide a welcome relief to “Cabin Fever” and the recent cold temperatures with a wealth of fun and entertaining activities. 2004 will be the 10th year anniversary of the Festival of Lights. This year promises to have some of the same events of past years which have made the Festival so popular and some new ones to make this year even bigger and better.

Friday, February 13th

Spaghetti Dinner – 5:00-8:30 pm 
Prepare for Saturday events by having a hearty spaghetti meal at Delta Presbyterian - Faith Lutheran Church (Log Church beside Community Center) February 13th between 5 and 8:30. $4 for those under 12 and $7 for those 12 and over. Take Out available. Phone 895-4322 for more information.

Children’s Marshmallow Roast— 5:30 pm 
Children’s Marshmallow Roast and mini-bonfire in City Park (by picnic shelter). Bring your own roasting sticks! 

We ask that parents accompany younger children to the Marshmallow Roast.

Festival of Lights Music Concert – 6:00-8:00 pm
A wonderful Festival of Lights Music Concert will be held at Effafa Church, 2846 Richardson Highway (next to Hendricks Auto Parts). 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Come enjoy the delightful talents of some very talented musicians and performers. 

Wine Tasting at the Alaska Steakhouse – 6:00-8:00 pm
New this year for Friday night is a Wine Tasting at the Alaskan Steakhouse banquet room from 6:00- 8:00 pm. Cost is $15/ person and includes “palate cleansing” snacks and your “tastes” of wine. Enjoy a fur fashion show by Whitestone Furs of Alaska. You may pay at the door. K & L Distributors from Fairbanks and The Alaskan Steakhouse are hosting this event. 

Alaska Culture Crafts Class – 7:00-9:00 pm
The first in a series of four classes done by Nancy King. Held in the Library conference room from 7-9 pm . This first class will be a fur and skin sewing class. The cost is $25 per class or $80 for the series of four classes. Ages 10 – adult welcome. For more information call Nancy King at 895-4102. 

Delta Youth Court Valentine’s Dance. 
7:00 – 11:00 pm. 

Delta High School Senior Lobby. Delta High School Students only. Admission: $3 single, $5 couple. POC: Jodie Zollman 895-5328

Saturday, February 14th

Pancake and Ham Breakfast – 8:00-11:00 am 
Start your Saturday out right with a delicious pancake and ham breakfast at Delta Presbyterian – Faith Lutheran Church (Log Church beside Community Center). Cost is $3 for 12 and under and $6—12 and over. Take out available. For more information, call 895-4322.

Winterfest Galleria – 10:00 am -7:00 pm 
In the small gymnasium at Delta Elementary School. Featuring furs, jewelry, cosmetics, beadwork, alpaca wool products, Alaskan gift baskets and more. Quilt display by members of the Forget-Me-Knot Quilters Guild. Children’s games and prizes provided by Delta Youth Court. Door prizes throughout the day. Entertainment by Whitestone Farms Jazz Band. The final voting can for the Polar Bear Plunge will be at the Galleria until Noon on Saturday. So stop by to vote for you favorite “Polar Bear” and shop for that special Valentine’s Day present for your sweetheart. Call Martha Kimball, 895-2004 for more information. 

NEWFLASH! Whitestone Furs of Alaska will be one of the featured vendors at the Galleria. 

Children’s Activities – 10:00 am –4:00 pm 
At Arctic Fox Safety and Supply (Corner of Nistler and Quartz Road). Hot-dogs , fun and games. Sign up for a drawing for a fire extinguisher. 

Quartz Lake Ice Fishing Derby – 11:00 am -2:00 pm 
Held at Quartz Lake. Two categories: Adults 16 & older (requires a fishing license) and children under 16 (no license but accompanied by a licensee). Register with Mike Rawalt at yellow and green fish house in front of the landing. Fish must be caught at Quartz Lake during the times of the derby. Fish caught will be measured and recorded by Mike at the fish house. Prizes will be awarded at 2:30 pm. 

Delta Community Library Open House/Craft Project - 1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Delta Community Library will be holding an open house on Saturday and will be giving the children off all ages a chance to make a lovely light catcher craft project.

Lighthouse Contest—2:45 pm – 4:00 pm 
The ever-popular Lighthouse Contest is being sponsored by Mt. Hayes, Inc.– Realtors this year. Bring an entry form and your light house with you when you report for judging no later that 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 14th at Delta Elementary School. Judging for all classes will take place between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. Winners will be announced, between approximately 3:45 and 4:00 at the Winterfest Galleria in the small Gymnasium.

Light House Entry Forms Available at the Following Locations: Delta Elementary School, Ft. Greely Middle School, Delta High School, Mt. Hayes, Inc – REALTORS in the Mt. Hayes Commercial Complex , Delta Community Library and Help Secretarial in the AMC Building.

Ice Carving Exhibition and Judging— 1:00 pm 
Delta Visitors Center Parking Lot. Prizes will be awarded.

Polar Bear Plunge – 4:00 pm
The Polar Bear Plunge will take place at 4 pm on February 14th at Delta High School. Voting cans are out around town now at the following locations: 
Alaskan Steakhouse, IGA, Help Secretarial, Frontier Pull Tabs, the Moose Lodge, the Buffalo Lodge and the Buffalo Diner, Granite View Sport and the Clearwater Lodge. Updates will appear weekly at the sites where the cans are located. Nomination of an individual is $5 and votes are $1 each. The three nominees with the most votes will take THE PLUNGE You may vote as often - for as many, as you wish. Who would YOU like to see take the icy plunge?

Northern Lights Gala 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm 
Another Saturday evening event is the Northern Lights Gala held by Women AGLOW at the Community Center. Catered meal, live music and dancing. Tickets should be purchased in Advance. For more information, contact Fran Hallgren at 895-5532. 

Fireworks Display – 8:00 pm
Back by popular demand the crowd-pleasing Fireworks display will begin at 8pm at the City Park. 

Sunday, February 15th

10th Annual Festival of Lights Darts Tournament - 2:00 pm
Held at the Buffalo Lodge – Starts at 2:00 pm. – Blind Draw, Mixed Doubles. $5 entry fee. Open to all. Pre-registrations welcome. Call 895-9913 for more info. 

Vendor Space still available at Winterfest Galleria. 
Vendors are still welcome to reserve a space at the Winterfest Galleria. It is being held in the small gymnasium at Delta Elementary School from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. There is no fee to have a space but a donation of a door prize with a value of $25 is required. Available spaces are on a first come, first served basis. Call Martha at 895-2004.

 

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS/WINTERFEST 2004
(See below for pictures)

NEW :
Ice Carving Contest

Courtesy of Alyeska Pipeline Services the ice has arrived in the Visitors Center Parking Lot. Come try your hand at ice carving! Blocks to carve are limited. If you want to enter the contest call either Martha Kimball 895-2004 or Brenda Peterson 895-5068 as soon as possible. Once your have reserved your block then start creating! The judging for the ice carvings will be held on Saturday, February 14th at 1:00 in the Visitors Center Parking Lot.

$1000 Prize Purse.
1st Prize - $250
2nd Prize - $150
3rd Prize - $100

Two categories of contestants:
19 and over 
12-18 years of age

Polar Bear Plunge Updated
Saturday February 14, 2004

Nomination of an individual is $5.00. The three nominees with the most votes will take THE PLUNGE!! Votes are $1.00 each. You may vote as often - for as many, as you wish. Proceeds will benefit Festival of Lights/Winterfest activities.

UPDATES WEEKLY 

Jan 22: Janet Boyer 50, Cinde Stamm-Wear 45, Shanen Hanson 35, Walter Stockwell 8, Brian Schaffer 5, Tony White 5. All listed below received 0 for Jan 22: Lou Roach, Donna Morgan, Pete Halgren, Brenda Peterson, Martha Kimball, Bill Painter, Gary Gruwell, Larry Veihl (SMURF), Mark Spradling, Ed Landry.

Jan 28: Janet Boyer 50, Cinde Stamm-Wear 50, Shanen Hanson 35, Walter Stockwell 11, Brian Schaffer 5, Tony White 5, Lou Roach 20, Pete Halgren 7, Martha Kimball 1, Larry Veihl (SMURF) 10, Ed Landry 5. All listed below received 0 for Jan 28: Donna Morgan, Brenda Peterson, Bill Painter, Gary Gruwell, Mark Spradling.

Jan 30: Janet Boyer 54, Cinde Stamm-Wear 51, Shanen Hanson 35, Walter Stockwell 31**, Brian Schaffer 56, Tony White 5, Lou Roach 20, Pete Halgren 7, Brenda Peterson 51, Martha Kimball 1, Larry Veihl (SMURF) 24, Ed Landry 32, Donna Morgan 20.  All listed below received 0 for Jan 30: Bill Painter, Gary Gruwell, Mark Spradling.

Feb 4: Janet Boyer 54, Cinde Stamm-Wear 82, Shanen Hanson 35, Walter Stockwell 35**, Brian Schaffer 56, Tony White 5, Lou Roach 186, Pete Halgren 7, Brenda Peterson 51, Martha Kimball 1, Larry Veihl (SMURF) 55, Ed Landry 32, Bill Painter 5, Donna Morgan 20, Mark Spradling 1. All listed below received 0 for Feb 4: Gary Gruwell. 

Feb. 7: Janet Boyer 54, Cinde Stamm-Wear 90, Shanen Hanson 35, Walter Stockwell 41**, Brian Schaffer 71, Tony White 5, Lou Roach 186, Pete Halgren 7, Brenda Peterson 51, Martha Kimball 1, Larry Veihl (SMURF) 83, Ed Landry 32, Bill Painter 5, Donna Morgan 30, Mark Spradling 1. All listed below received 0 for Feb 7: Gary Gruwell. 

Feb. 9: Janet Boyer 54, Cinde Stamm-Wear 96, Shanen Hanson 35, Walter Stockwell **, Brian Schaffer 74, Tony White 5, Lou Roach 186, Pete Halgren 7, Brenda Peterson 51, Martha Kimball 1, Larry Veihl (SMURF) 83, Ed Landry 32, Bill Painter 5, Donna Morgan 30, Tom York 3, Mark Spradling 1. All listed below received 0 for Feb 9: Gary Gruwell. 

There have been nominees who declined nominations.

**Walter Stockwell had to withdraw due to work commitments.  

VOTING DEADLINES: Cans will be picked up on the evening of Friday, February 13th. The final two voting cans will be available at the Buffalo Lodge, the Alaska Steakhouse and the Winterfest Galleria until Noon on Saturday, February 14th.

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Cinde Stamm-Wear taking the Polar Plunge

Lou Roach

More Saturday Fun!
There is a new snow hill in the Delta Elementary School playground for sliding and a Bazaar and Flea Market at Diehl’s Shopping Center on Saturday. 

Thank You!
Thanks to all the sponsors, businesses and organizations who have contributed to these events to date. 

Alyeska Pipeline - Ice and Polar Bear Plunge Sponsor

The Boeing Company - Gold Sponsor

Mt. Hayes Inc-REALTORS - Lighthouse Contest Sponsor

Alaska 7 Motel - Lodging Sponsor

Arctic Fox Safety & Supply
Delta News Web
Delta Community Library
Alaskan Steakhouse
Whitestone Furs of Alaska
Whitestone Jazz Band
Buffalo Lodge
City of Delta Junction
Delta Youth Court
Women Aglow
Forget-Me-Knot-Quilters Guild
Delta Presbyterian-
Faith Lutheran Church
Effafa Church
Delta Christian Center
Delta-Greely School District


Delta Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 987
Delta Junction,, AK 99737
Phone: 907-895-5068
Fax: 907-895-5141
Email: deltacc@wildak.net 
Contact person: Martha Kimball 907-895-2004 or Brenda Peterson 895-5068

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