Friday, August 23, 2013

I want to wake up in that fair that doesn't sleep!

We are having such an amazing time at the 2013 Alaska State Fair we want to see y'all there!

Our booth at the fair!

Alaska State Fair Alaska Chicks Booth

First customer today. We loved to have you!

Tough Alaska Chick at the State Fair

She was surprised by how much we enjoy life at the fair!

Surprised girl at the Alaska State Fair!

New tough chick 3/4 sleeve shirts and tree zip ups!

New tough chick 3/4 sleeve shirts and tree zip ups

Neon Fever!

Alaska Chicks New Neon Tree Zip Up Hoodies

Can't wait to see you there!

Monday, August 19, 2013

We'll be at the Alaska State Fair!

Starting this thursday, August 22nd, the 2013 edition of the Alaska State Fair brings Alaskans and visitors from all over the country, long days of fun until the second day of September. And how can we miss it! We'll be at the fair from the first day with all our stylish clothing and brand new furniture creations we made exclusively for the event.

stylish custom furniture

Fair admissions are $12 for adults (13-64) and $8 for youth (6-12) and senior (65+), on weekdays. On weekend (Fri-Sun), adult tickets cost $14 and youth and senior's $9. However, you can save $2 on any ticket if you buy them before the 22nd. Buy tickets >

The fairgrounds are located just an hour’s drive north of Anchorage at mile 40 on the Glenn Highway. The Alaska Chicks booth is on the yellow trail, under the awning on the side of the barn. And this is how is looking so far:

alaska chicks booth alaska chicks booth

Each day at the fair will have unique shows, concerts, attractions, contests and more. For example, the opening day, the rock band Foreigner will be giving a concert with tickets from $35 where you can listen to their old time classic "I want to know what love is", among their 12-songs repertoire. Read the fair daily schedule >

[caption id="attachment_314" align="alignnone" width="1760"]Alaska State Fair Map Alaska State Fair Map - Click on it to view it larger.[/caption]

You're probably going to get hungry while visiting our booth, playing games or watching a show or concert. Well, don't worry, the food fairy is also going to the party. From savory Texas BBQ beefs and ribs to delicious strawberry treats and candy for the chocolate lover, make the fair menu impossible to have it all! Read the official food guide >

We can't wait to see you all there having fun with friends and family! Don't forget to stop by our booth and say hi!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tough Alaska Chicks Series: Connie Boochever

Achievement in: Supporting the Arts.

[caption id="attachment_253" align="alignnone" width="434"]Connie Boochever, Tough Alaska Chick Connie Boochever - 1919-1999[/caption]

Boochever was the originator of the State Council on the Arts and served on the board for 12 years. The Council has had a significant impact in the lives of all Alaskans by providing support and funding for community arts groups statewide that bring all of us wonderful programs, music, theater and visual arts. Additionally, Boochever started Juneau Douglas Little Theater, served as its president and acted, produced and directed numerous plays.  She chaired the Save the Organ committee that salvaged a historical theater organ that now graces the Alaska State Office building, where concerts have been held over the years. A long-time resident of Juneau, Boochever moved there in 1946 and lived there for 44 years  until her husband’s appointment to the 9th Circuit Court took her to California.  She loved Juneau and continued to spend her summers there. Boochever’s volunteerism for Juneau and the arts statewide was significant.  She was incredibly organized and believed in donating her many talents toward ensuring that the arts would thrive in Alaska.  She believed art would enhance the daily lives of all residents of our state.  As one resident in Juneau said, “It was easier to say ‘yes’’ to Connie than to not get involved in her many projects.”  She had a way of getting the whole community involved in making it a better, more lively and beautiful place to live.

[caption id="attachment_254" align="alignnone" width="640"]Robert and Connie Boochever Connie with her husband, Robert Boochever, to whom she married on April 22, 1943.[/caption]

The Juneau community recognized Boochever’s contributions in 1973 when she was named Juneau’s Woman of the Year. Other awards include the Governor’s Award for the Arts for outstanding achievement in the arts in 1982. Also that year, she was honored by both houses of the State Legislature for her outstanding contributions to the arts in Alaska.

Connie was born in 1919 and passed away in 1999. When she passed away, her family set up the Connie Boochever Endowment for the Arts program and, to date, the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, the organization that manages the fund, has awarded 24 Connie Boochever individual artist fellowships in support of art in Alaska.

—–Text taken from AlaskaWomensHallOfFame.—–

Thank you Boochevers for fighting for the Arts in Alaska, we send warm greetings to Robert and Connie's daughters and grandsons.