Catching Our Breath
Iditarod is over. The last musher and tail has crossed under the burled arch, the widow’s lamp has been extinguished and all is well in western Alaska.
It is now when Nomeites and all who live and work along the trail can sit back and assess the pros and cons of Iditarod and the Spirit if Volunteerism in Alaska. Nomeites are unique in their willingness to pitch in and do things that benefit the greater good of our community. We also benefit from the multitude of Iditarod volunteers who come to Nome to help with the Iditarod events such as basketball concessions, radio communications, feeding and care of dogs ion the dog lot, and events at the Iditarod headquarters and at the Mushers Banquet.
We have placed Nome into the spotlight and the good publicity we gain has no price tag. It comes from our good will and untiring readiness to have fun and entertain our guests, family and friends at a time of year where cabin fever can inflict darkness into our lives. —N.L.M.—