"Alaska Home Companion"
November 3, 2019

On Sunday afternoon, November 3, 2019, the Valley Arts Alliance produced the Season 8 Palmer 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.

This Season 8 episode featured Guy d'North—Private Eye, Will Rogers, Miss Happ, 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 Randi Perlman were Marilyn Bennett; Rob and Vanessa Debach; Doug Ferguson; Tim Grady; Dave Glenn; Becky McLaughlin; Robbin Robbert; Hillary Saffran; and John and Joe Stroup.

The Production Crew included Gale Glenn; and Eric and Carmen Summerfield.

The Season 8 Palmer Episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! was held in the Alaska Veterans and Pioneer's Home in Palmer. The Season 8 Palmer Episode was another example of bringing our community together through the arts!

–Photos by Carmen Summerfield