"Alaska Home Companion—Willow"
January 7, 2018

On Sunday afternoon, January 7, 2018, the Valley Arts Alliance produced the Season 6 Willow Episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show!, a rendition of a live radio broadcast from the golden age of Alaskan radio, with skits, music, and dance acts, similar to the popular Prairie Home Companion radio show on NPR.

Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! features interesting stories by Alaskans about the best, the worst, and the silliest of everyday living in Alaska.

The Season 6 Willow episode featured Guy d'North—Private Eye, Mark Twain, Smart-Phone Yoga, Rhubarb Advisory Board, The Sommelier and news from Lake Willowa. This episode was “sponsored” by a variety of old-time Alaskan merchants.

Featured guests introduced by Carmen Summerfield were Marilyn Bennett; Richard Estelle; Doug Ferguson; Tim Grady; Dave Glenn; Pam Huyck; Catherine Inman; Becky McLaughlin; Niki Pease; Robbin Robbert; Hillary Saffran; and John and Joe Stroup.

The Production Crew included Alicia Allen; Gale Glenn; Terry Koch; Randi Perlman; Eric Summerfield, and Kathi VanZant.

The Season 6 Willow Episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! was held in the beautifu lWillow Community Center in Willown, and a podcast is available on the website of Radio Free Palmer, 89.5 FM. The Season 6 Willow Episode was sold out—another example of bringing our community together through the arts!