Coast Guard to hold Haunted Hickory event in Homer, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska NewsANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is holding their annual Haunted Hickory community event at the Coast Guard pier on the Homer Spit Oct. 30.

The annual Halloween event will be open from 5-6 pm. for young children and from 7-10 p.m. for older children, teenagers and adults.

All attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items to the event. These food items are donated to the local food pantry. Traditionally the food collected from the annual event helps the pantry meet upcoming holiday demands.

“Our crew is always excited about doing this event,” said Lt. j.g. Joel Wright, the 2012 Haunted Hickory event coordinator. “We always enjoy serving the community of Homer and helping to ensure that the food pantry has enough supplies for everyone that needs help.”

The annual event, dating back to when the Coast Guard Cutter Sedge was homeported in Homer, has grown in size and popularity. In 2011 more than 900 people toured the ship and donated approximately 2,800 pounds of food items.

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