Mr. Ken Shoemaker, our music director at Gatlinburg, needs additional volunteers to sing in the Festival chorale. He has been able to contact some volunteers but others are still needed. If you would like to sing in the chorale or if you signed up earlier and have not yet been in contact with Mr. Shoemaker, please communicate with him immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 937-779-7690. Your help will be much appreciated.
John LaBissoniere, Gatlinburg Festival Coordinator
Tour of Iditarod Champion Martin Buser's Kennels
Iditarod Champion, Martin Buser, and his Happy Trails Kennels has agreed to extend their tours for the United Church of God. Sunday has been scheduled but if the group fills up more can be scheduled the rest of the week. The tours start at 2:00pm and the location is approximately 1 1/2 hour from Anchorage. All participants will contact the Happy Trails Kennels independently to book and pay. The website is: www. buserdog.com and click on “Book A Tour”. The tour capacity is 40 people. They have discontinued the morning tours.
Alaskan Train Ride & Glacier Cruise Tour
A fully chartered private train and cruise ship are reserved for the United Church of God and the Living Church of God. The train will travel to Spencer's Glacier to explore the real Alaskan "back" country and from there on to Whittier Alaska. Once in Whittier the group will embark on a narrated cruise boat, to tour Blackstone Bay with numerous waterfalls, two tidewater glaciers, and wildlife to view. And the return trip is on the same train.
The train departs around 12:15 and arriving back around 9:15pm. Sunset is 8pm so scenic viewing is available nearly the entire trip. Lunch boxes on the train and dinner on board the cruise ship. The cruise ship portion will be about 3 hours long.
3 hour unforgettable narrated cruise into some of the most beautiful water scenery in Blackstone Bay with numerous waterfalls, two tidewater glaciers, wildlife and even a ship wreak to view, dinner on board and return trip departing Whittier at 7:00 PM to Anchorage arriving approximately 9:15 PM, again via our own reserved train.
Price: $185/adult and $175/ 4 – 12 and children under 4 free.