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Flying high at the Fur Rondy blanket toss

  • Author: Rugile Kaladyte
  • Updated: December 2, 2017
  • Published March 6, 2017

Children soared through the air during the Fur Rondy blanket toss Feb. 25, 2017, in downtown Anchorage.

It takes about 40 volunteers to hold the 20-year-old bearded seal skin blanket.

"The blanket toss is a celebratory event usually following a successful whale hunt," said Gregory Nothstine, the facilitator of the blanket toss. "I think I've been facilitating this on and off for 15 years. I just have fun doing it."

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