COMMUNITY PICNIC PLANNED IN BARROW FOR TED STEVENS DAY
Events Also Planned in Other North Slope Communities
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is joining the North Slope Borough, Ukpeabvik Iñupiat Corporation, the City of Barrow and the U.S. Coast Guard to celebrate the 2nd annual Ted Stevens Day. A community picnic is planned for this Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 12-3 at Simmonds Field in Barrow, and will be moved to Piuraabvik in the case of inclement weather. The event is free to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. The Alaska State Legislature designated the fourth Saturday of every July as Ted Stevens Day last spring.
“It’s a chance for everyone to remember the man who spent his life fighting for this country, this state and its people,” said Rex A. Rock, Sr., ASRC president and CEO. “We always knew we had a fighter in our corner – and we are a better, more prosperous region and state because of his fighting spirit.” Catherine Stevens, the late senator’s widow, will attend the event in Barrow. Other community events are planned in Atqasuk, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay and Wainwright. A community picnic in Anaktuvuk Pass is scheduled for Monday.
Stevens served in the U.S. Senate for 40 years, and was the longest-serving Republican senator in history. He died in a plane crash outside of Dillingham in August of 2010 at the age of 86.