Friend of the Month Reminder & Mushers Banquet
First, here’s Rebecca, CEO of Snowhook (“our” team in the Iditarod, world’s greatest dog sled race):
Following the mandatory mushers’ meeting, the mushers banquet was held. It is an evening packed with entertainment, food, autographs, photos and fans. It is also where mushers draw their bib number.
For the second year in a row, AJ drew bib #34. This is a good starting number. Not only does it keep the dogs from running earlier and in the heat of the day, but trails should still be in fairly good condition. Teams will leave the starting line every two minutes so Team Snowhook will leave the starting line shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. AJ has built his race schedule around leaving at 3:00 p.m. so this bib number suits us just fine.
After drawing his bib number, AJ shared that his race is dedicated to Melanie and that the team will be running in purple collars in honor of our dear friend.
Thanks, Rebecca! And special mention today of the Plunderers who have gathered in Alaska for the race: Jennifer, Mary Lou, Eileen and Ray, Sharon and Digger, Carol. Hope we didn’t leave anyone out. Good news on the bib number, especially with how conditions sound this year. And now, it’s the last day of the month, and therefore time for the Friend of the Month reminder. See Alex over there on the right? He’s Chet’s Friend of the Month for February. All his human companion did was send in a photo to the gallery. The random number generator (see below) did the rest, and Alex’s human companion got a signed and paw-printed copy of The Sound and the Furry. This could be you! Just send in a photo!
Welcome new friend Ginger.
Random number generator:
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