Girdwood Lions Club annual Humpy Fest Aug. 20
Rain or shine, on Saturday, Aug. 20 the Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lions Club will host its 12th annual Humpy (pink salmon) Fest, Second Chance Raffle and Rubber Ducky Races in Girdwood. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is the Lions Club main fund raising event of the year.
All proceeds from the Humpy Fest help fund the club’s community projects, which include scholarships for local youth, the annual Peace Poster contest, Christmas baskets and eyeglasses for those in need.
The Humpy Fest is a family fun event. There will be face painting by Olivia at Lions’ Park from noon until 2 p.m. Rubber Ducky races on California Creek will start at 2 p.m.
The “Flying Fish Split the Pot” and second chance raffle will start around 3:30 p.m. in the Girdwood ball field behind the fire station.
Registration for the derby starts at 11 a.m. at the park with judging at 5 p.m. Cash prizes will be given for the largest and smallest fish (by weight) as well as one for the ugliest fish (decided by vote of the crowd).
Food and drink will be available for sale during the day.
This community event is made possible by the generous support of many Girdwood, Anchorage and other Alaskan businesses. Volunteer help is welcomed from fellow Lions and Girdwood residents on the day of the event.