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Photos: 2014 Governor's Picnic

Mycah Osten, 12, hula hoops with 6 hoops at the Governor’s Picnic on Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage.
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Alaska governor Sean Parnell serves hamburgers at the annual Governor’s Picnic on Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage.
Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News
Brisais Madsen, 7, scales a climbing wall at the annual Governor’s Picnic on Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage.
Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News
CH2M Hill employees Sonya Furano, left, and Frank O’Connor grill burgers for the annual Governor’s Picnic on Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage.
Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News
Cierra Mickens’ band plays at the annual Governor’s Picnic on Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage. Mickens was a contestant on The Voice.
Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News
Loren Holmes

The annual Governor's Picnic took place in Anchorage on Saturday, with thousands of people enjoying hamburgers and hotdogs served by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell himself.

As people received their food, many stopped to take selfies with the governor, who happily obliged. In addition to the free food, many government agencies were on hand with free displays, handouts and hands-on activities for the kids.

The Alaska National Guard brought a mobile climbing wall, and the FBI had a metal detector with which kids were able to search for bullets hidden in a pile of dirt.

The governor will continue his picnic tour around the state with events in Fairbanks on Sunday, July 20, Juneau on July 23, and Ketchikan on July 24. For more information visit picnic.alaska.gov.