Dressed to Kill was a big success

Dressed to Kill was a success again this year. We are so happy to have met our goal as far as fundraising. Skater’s Cabin has been in need of repair for about 3 years. With the installation of the new vault toilet on site the timing is perfect to repair the Cabin.

Greg and Sylvia Lang have been so gracious over the years! We sincerely appreciate the artistic license to transform the Reluctant. In recent years decorating crews have turned the bar into a tropical paradise, a red carpet affair, a bridesmaid bash, a rockabilly revival, adventures in wonderland and an intergalactic playground! Thank you Sylvia and Greg, for allowing us to use your beautiful bar as a backdrop.

The Reluctant staff as a whole worked hard and had great spirit this year! We sincerely appreciate that Lance Webb is so dedicated to improving this event annually. This year was an improvement from last and I’m sure we will compare notes and continue to strive for a smooth running DTK in 2018. Clean up at the end of the night is always tough for the Parks and Rec. staff (who is asked to start work at 8:30am the day of the event) ~ The extra help from the Reluctant staff at the end of the night is always a blessing! We cannot thank them enough.

Donations for the silent auction were thoughtful. The goods fit the crowd who attended and bid! Thanks to all of you:

Sue Ervin: Sue’s Knives and more; Rebecca Calfina: Chloe and Isabelle;
Raven Madison: Nauti Girl; Dave O’Brien: Radio Shack; Wendy & Steve Ranney: Orca Adventure Lodge; Mark Casey: Ululation Arts and Crafts; Diana Reidel: Dinega Furs;
Alyssa and Marita Kleissler: Current Rhythms Lauren Padawer: Alaskan Glacial Mud Company; Jessica Quinn: Points North Heli Adventures, and the Moose Lodge 1266 for allowing us to use their gaming license for our raffle drawing.

Last but not least, we would like to thank Todd Blaisdell for joining us and creating such an amazing attraction during our event. If you haven’t seen his work check out BlaiseOne on Facebook. It was the perfect marriage; our theme and his work!!


— Susie Herschleb
Director of Parks and Recreation