Lord & Lady Trapper round out Fur Rondy royalty
PHOTO: Courtesy of Fur Rondy
Anchorage, AK: As part of the Fur Rondy Royalty tradition, the Lord & Lady Trapper duo attends official Rondy events as festival ambassadors. They are chosen by previous Lord & Lady Trappers at an annual gathering. This year’s dignitaries are:
John Carpenter has lived in Alaska since 1966. His first career covered many years in media, and he’s been a pastor at Baxter Road Bible Church since 2010. He sometimes volunteers as MC at special events, especially activities that raise money for non-profits. John has warm memories of Fur Rondy and remembers thinking how warm the Lord Trappers of his childhood years looked wearing their fur coats during the outdoor festivities.
Peggy McBride moved to Anchorage in 1975. She was named Miss Teenage Anchorage in 1979 and graduated from Bartlett High in 1980. She went on to college and earned a BA in Arts Administration from Western Washington and a bachelor of music and masters of teaching at UAA. She currently teaches music within the Anchorage School District. Peggy’s community activities include choir director at first Congregational Church Anchorage and Master Director for Sweet Adeline's International. She’s very active in Alaska’s music community. Peggy is also a director for the award-winning Alaska Sound Celebration chorus; ASC is the organization that produces the Rondy Melodrama. She’s performed in or directed the Melodrama for over 21 years.
For a full schedule of events and to register for events, go to www.furrondy.net. Come on, Anchorage, let’s Rondy!