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Hoopie Davidson named this year's tree lighter

 

December 5, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The borough's Christmas tree was lit by Hoopie Davidson Friday evening.

People in Petersburg know her has their school bus driver or driver's education teacher, but on Friday evening Hoopie Davidson was this year's tree lighter during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Davidson was born in Petersburg, but moved to Squaw Harbor on Unga Island in third grade with her family to catch crab. The family then moved to Kodiak in time to experience the Good Friday earthquake of 1964, an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.2 that hit near Prince William Sound. Later that year when she was in middle school, Davidson and her family moved back to Petersburg.

She eve...



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