PHW Holiday Celebration & Annual Award
On December 8th, Project Healing Waters Anchorage hosted a Holiday Celebration and annual awards dinner at the Elks Lodge. Participants, family members, volunteers and sponsors and donors attended the event. Several individuals received special awards. Francesca Popp-Wright was named Participant of the Year and Frank Stevens was named Monty Williams Volunteer of the Year. Jan Schnorr was given the Phil Johnson Leadership Award, an annual Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing national award for leadership, dedication, and enthusiasm by example.
A special “Thanks” goes out to the Elks Lodge #2868 located in the Northway Mall, the Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, and the Wright Brother Cakery for their support and donations.
Tying Clinic Program
Tying sessions started on January 5th and are continuing simultaneously with rod building classes on
Thursdays at the Hatchery. In addition, the tying clinic at the VA Center in Wasilla is meeting on a weekly basis.
Rod Building Program
On January 12th, Damond Blankenship started the 7-week rod building classes on Thursdays at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery. Twelve participants signed up for the classes.All rods and building materials are supplied free of cost by Hook and Hackle.
For additional information about weekly activities, visit our Facebook page at Project Healing Waters Alaska.
Alaska Fly Fishers, 200 W 34th Ave, Suite 1233, Anchorage, AK 99503