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2017 Orca Point Lodge

 

Press Release

April 14, 2017

For more information: Sara J. Truitt, Resource Development Director

Telephone: (907) 463-5530

E-mail: staff@unitedwayseak.org

 

United Way of Southeast Alaska to Host Evening Cruise & Dinner at Orca Point Lodge

 

An evening cruise through the majestic waters of Southeast Alaska where you’ll pass through Stephen’s Passage, a gourmet dinner hosted on Colt Island, and thought-provoking conversation – together they combine to create an unforgettable night. They only piece missing? You!

 

United Way of Southeast Alaska, with generous support from Allen Marine, invites you to join us for an evening cruise, delicious food, and thought provoking conversation at Orca Point Lodge on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30pm

 

Step aboard Allen Marine’s jet-powered catamaran at Don Statter Public Harbor in Auke Bay at 5:15 PM for a 5:30 PM departure.  A presentation by well-known Alaskan artist Ray Troll will follow at the Orca Point Lodge.

 

Beer and wine will be available for an additional charge.

 

The boat will return to Don Statter Harbor at 8:30 PM.

 

Tickets are $100.00 per person and are available online (at www.unitedwayseak.org click on EVENTS) or call our office and we will be glad to book your tickets online for you. We encourage you to join us for a great evening of fun, delicious food, and literacy conversations.

 

In his studio on a hill above Tongass Narrows in rainy Ketchikan, Alaska, Ray Troll creates fishy images that swim into museums, books and magazines, and onto t-shirts worn around the world. He draws his inspiration from extensive field work and the latest scientific discoveries, bringing a street-smart sensibility to the worlds of ichthyology and paleontology.

 

Ray earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas in 1977 and an MFA in studio arts from Washington State University in 1981. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the University of Alaska Southeast.

 

 Ray and his wife Michelle run the Soho Coho gallery in Ketchikan appropriately situated in an old historic house of ill repute located on a salmon spawning stream. Ray believes that everyone should be in a band regardless of talent or ambition, and leads an ensemble of musical renegades called the Ratfish Wranglers who perform in festivals, saloons, and dance parties around Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

 

United Way of Southeast Alaska is an independently governed, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening lives, helping people, and improving community conditions in Southeast Alaska.  United Way of Southeast Alaska and our partner agencies work to create real, lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of problems within our communities.  We support community programs and initiatives that help those in need and also prevent problems from happening in the first place.

 

Accessibility Guidelines for Allen Marine Tours:

Guests who require wheelchair assistance to participate must provide advance notice to United Way of Southeast Alaska.  For detailed information about accessibility, please contact the Allen Marine Charter Coordinator at 907-321-3311.

 

Please Note:  Bring a warm jacket to wear on deck and outdoors at Orca Point Lodge.  Restrooms are available at all venues.

 

Generously donated to United Way of Southeast Alaska by Allen Marine Tours, Inc.

 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call the United Way offices at (907) 463-5530 or email staff@unitedwayseak.org