Fairbanks—The Pioneers of Alaska wrapped up a week-long Golden Days celebration with their annual Mug-Up dinner on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Recognizing this year's 100th anniversary of Prohibition, the evening's theme was "Roaring Twenties". Flappers were everywhere and even "the Great Gatsby" would have enjoyed the Vaudeville show presented in multiple acts by Pioneers and friends.
In addition to the show, there were "selfie" photo booths where guests could be seen posing amongst the stars while sitting upon the Paper Moon. And if they felt a bit guilty about something, attendees could have their mug shots taken as well.
With a costume contest, "Message in a Bottle" quest, and 50/50 raffle, there were lots of prizes and rewards for attending the gala event. By the end of the evening, the Grand Igloo President Lee Pederson declared Prohibition to be repealed.
Photo 1—The dinner crowd enjoys the Sweet Adelines' Quartet as part of the "Vaudeville Show".
Photo 2— (Left) Pioneer Chuck Mailander reveals the reason his mug shot was taken. (Right) Pioneers Lori and Richard Gorsline enjoy the dinner and show.
Photo 3—(Left) Guests Dody and Paul Maki ascend to the stars and schmooze the Paper Moon. (Right) Guest Mark Cosson relaxes as the Vaudeville Show unfolds.