Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The OC Banquet, Ulakta Head and a little bit of gardening

So, On Saturday the Biggest and best event of the year occurred, The 38th Annual Shareholders Dinner of the Ounalashka Corporation.

Executive Chef Richard Bye and his Crew worked insane hours to pull off this enormous feast, The biggest on the island all year, and once again it was an enormous success!
The Food when on for days.........

Not to Mention the Desserts! Especially the chocolate bread pudding with Carmel Sauce!!
One of my Favorite ladies on the island AB Rankin started off the festivities
And Father Andrew led us all in Prayer

With over 400 people there the line stretched all the way around the Big Gym at the School

Larissa and her BF!

Margaret shows off another Grandbaby!

Frank Kelty Sings Happy Birthday to Nick Lekanoff Sr for his 86th birthday!

A gathering of some of my favorite ladies on the island. From the Left Denise Rankin, Tonya Miller, Wendy Hawthorne, Gert Svarny and Sharon Svarny-Livingston. Gert and her family always have a special place in my heart. They were some of the first to really welcome me to this island, and have always treated me with kindness and love. Gert Reminds me so much of my Grandmother Helen Gahr that I thought I'd put up a picture of her. They both have that same easy warmth and special laugh that just makes everyday go a little bit better.

And Congratulation to Gert and her Husband Sam for their 61st Anniversary!

AB presents Diane Fejes with an OC Jacket.She is retiring from KPMG after 30 years as a tax accountant for the Corp.

And the McCracken Brothers and their Dad Andy Show off their "Fiddling" Skills!
And this one is just for the Kids at the School, The Supertendant with his mouth Full of Cake.

And to Close us out "Father" And "Mother" from the Russian Orthodox Church.
With So many of my favorite people in one place, and Such good Food you never want the night to end!

Still though, other things do go on here.............like this group of kyakers preparing to make the voyage to Akutan...........Humm, Should probably check in with April to see if they made it.
And though you would not know it unless you were here the island is getting greener every day.
Still it was a bit browner last week when Kyle and I went to Ulakta head.

Had to include this one because my sister freaks out every time I climb out on this outcrop from the Bunker up there. It really is the perfect place to have a Mountain Dew!
It's only like a 1000 foot drop................nothing to be scared over

I even got Scardy cat Kyle out on a Bunker

It's all worth it for the views!!!

And Finally, it was time for CB to Do a Bit of Gardening when the plants came in over at Alaska Ship.
So from this and.........
All it took was like 5 bags of soil and about 100 plants

To Transform both sides of the Port De Chalet into something presentable.

I'll keep you updated on their progress.

Have a great day Everyone!


Kimi said...

Diet is ruined. Food looked fantastic!! loved all the photos from the banquet. Hope your garden does well. its too blooming hot here right now to consider it. Loved the scenery shots. its nice to see different parts of the island. have a great week!

mamawas said...

Hi brian,
You also freaked me out with the outcropping walk last July. If your sis wants pix I can open the photo album to her on my Facebook. You were so casual as you strolled out the lonely outcropping, surrounded by 100 foot drops into the Bering Sea. One shot I took has a ship passing in the distance too I recall.
Blessings to your grandma, she looks so kind.
Love ya

Margrita said...

The food looked great. What a great banquet looks like everyone had a great time. Wow what great scenic views just incredible. I love the drop off perches. The island is greening up very nicely. I think your plants look terrific hope they all grow well. Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

Im guessing you haven't mentioned the Deadliest Catch stuff because you finally found out the truth about the CM drug problem either from the other Captains or maybe the film crew. Seems as if you are the last one to find out. I sure hope those brothers get some help, and I really hope they don't end up hurting themselves or someone else. They have been GIVEN a opportunity most people cant even buy.

Akutan's April Dawn said...

Hey don't make this pregnant chic hungry looking at all that food!!! OMG that all looks yummy!!

BTW I never did notice those kayakers here in town. I asked around and no one said they saw them either... hmmmm...

Miss you lots! Was great to see you the last time we went thru on the ferry! Next time we have to do lunch, I'll make sure to get a hold of you!!

Phylis said...

Beautiful landscape photos! I live in "flat" Florida and it is nice to see beautiful scenery! Thanks!

mamawas said...

gardening tip...use fish "extra parts" as a great fertilizer