Welcome Wagon rolled out despite stormy weather


October 13, 2022

Lizzie Thompson

Despite the stormy weather last Sunday new residents of Petersburg gathered at the Welcome Wagon Potluck at Sandy Beach to meet each other and to learn from locals the tricks of navigating life on a remote Alaskan island.

In many places the Welcome Wagon Potluck at Sandy Beach last Sunday would have been called off due to inclement weather. But organizer Chelsea Tremblay had put up her homemade posters around town inviting one and all to come meet new neighbors and share their local knowledge-rain or shine. So, despite heavy rainfall and the wind blowing in off Frederick Sound, she got a big blaze going in the fireplace, and about fifty people showed up: some new to Petersburg, some who've recently moved back, and locals who wanted to welcome them.

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