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Church adapts to preserve Alaska Day tradition


October 14, 2021

The Island of Faith Lutheran Church was unable to conduct its traditional Alaska Day event last year and didn’t want to miss it a second year in a row. But COVID-19 is still a concern.

So instead of inviting senior citizens to lunch at the church, volunteers will deliver halibut to the senior center, which will prepare the meals and deliver them to seniors.

“We didn’t want to lose the tradition,” said Pastor Sue Bahleda.

Before COVID-19, “we would host a soup luncheon here at the church,” she said. Elementary school students would sing the “Alaska’s Flag” song to help comm...

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