Governor and First Lady Hold Open House at Governor's Mansion

The governor and first lady opened the Governor's Mansion for the traditional holiday open house Tuesday.

AP photo courtesy: Al Grillo

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The governor and first lady opened the
Governor's Mansion for the traditional holiday open house Tuesday.
The line stretched around the block at one point, as Alaskans
took turns posing for photos with Gov. Sean Parnell, his wife Sandy
and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, sampling sweets and listening to
Christmas music.
Parnell's office says over 24,000 cookies were made for the
event, and more than 100 pounds of fudge and chocolate candies were
being served. Members of the governor's Cabinet and staff served
hot cider and treats.
Parnell said he looked forward to moving back into the house and
spending part of the holidays there. He said he and his wife rented
an apartment in Juneau for the last two months or so due to the
noise from long-scheduled renovations.

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