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Welcome to CLIQUE!

I can trace my love of photography back three generations, to the early 1900s and my paternal great-grandfather, Henry Mattson. I have a really cool photo that he took of the old family homestead in Minnesota, sometime before 1910. According to family history, Grampa Mattson frequently took photos of his world - the people and places that he loved.

It warms my heart to know that this love of photography didn't skip any generations as it passed down to me! I am blessed to have such a legacy and I hope to pass it on to my own children and grandchildren some day.

I experience a physical and spiritual thrill whenever the Lord shows Himself in His marvelous creation around us and in the people I meet. My dream vacation would be to spend a year or two just traveling around the US, stopping at little out of the way places and photographing the interesting characters and the beauty of nature to be found along the way - those things that draw me closer to GOD and help point others to Him, too.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Gutter Topper of Alaska @ the Alaska State Fair

This year at our annual state fair, we rented booth space for the first time, to introduce a new product we have brought up to Alaska. It is a gutter protection system that is not only great for keeping debris and nests out of the roof gutters, but - and this is important in Alaska or anywhere that has snow - this product keeps the snow and ice off the gutters, preventing damage and greatly reducing the possibility of ice-damming under the roof, which results in those huge, dangerous icicles and/or leaking ceilings come spring thaw.

I went out and helped Rog with our booth this past weekend and took a few shots, too. TFL!

This floral display is just inside the main gate to the fairgrounds...
You can tell this is early in the day - in just an hour or two, this walkway will be jam-packed!
My first view of our booth. We are sharing booth space (on our left) with a sweet older gentleman who is a land developer and is taking reservations on lots in a brand new subdivision out in the Valley. His name is Mel. That's him sitting in the corner of his booth.
"Gutter Topper of Alaska dba Integrity Roofing, LLC"
Sign explaining our special drawing to be held the last day of the fair (Sept 3rd)
Rog and our two display units
My lunch - Black Beans & Rice w/a Cheese Quesadilla - yummy "fair fare" from the Three Amigos booth
Rog, explaining to potential customers how Gutter Topper works.

The fair is located in Palmer - about 35 miles northeast of us - and lasts for 12 days - this year, from August 23 - Sept 3. Rog is staying out there in our camper and I stayed there over the weekend, but am back at home during the week. I'll be going back out a few more times during the course of its run and will have plenty more photos to share!

-- kim


Jane said...

cool shots...looks like it must have been fun and a beautiful day!! TFS!!

cherie said...

good luck with the booth!

Michelle Lanning said...

love the shots - and love the fair! Always yummy food~

Michelle Lanning said...

love the shots - and love the fair! Always yummy food~

althena12 said...

It looks like it will be a good show for you. I hope you do well. The photos are very good. There is a real sense of the fair, from food to the walkway.

Angela said...

Ah, working a booth. I have done this many, many times. There are the plusses-meeting the other vendors, socializing with people you've just met...and the sore feet! I hope it goes really well!