And it’s time for the Spring Alaska Miners Association Convention once again!
As in past years, Alaska Resource Education (ARE) will be hosting the Roger Burggraf Raffle & Auction during the convention in Fairbanks on March 28, 2018. This auction is in honor of our dear Roger Burggraf, a legendary miner much loved by the mining community throughout Alaska. Roger has for many years donated a gold nugget to ARE’s live auction. Since the Fairbanks Auction & Raffle was named after him, he has created a unique sculpture (pictured to the right) that is bid on at each biennial auction and the winner has the proud honor of possessing for two years.
ARE will be auctioning off two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines as well as other great prizes at the convention banquet at the Westmark Hotel on the evening of March 28th. There they will also have silent and live auctions of many other items donated from around the state.
Alaska Resource Education is a 501(c)(3) educational organization whose mission is to teach students about Alaska’s natural resources. With a K-8 (adaptable 9-12) curriculum on mineral, energy, and forestry resources, a teacher training course, youth programs, and kit they distribute throughout the state, this small organization seeks to ignite young minds and inspire students about Alaska’s natural resources.
ARE is seeking donations for the auctions. We welcome all donations, but art and prints, Alaskan items, historical pieces, and tickets, tours or passes are especially popular. Click to download a donation form!