Benefit Dinner For Dee Dee Jonrowe

Sonia Brock, a member of the Palmer Church, hosted a spaghetti dinner in the fellowship room of the church for her friend, Dee Dee Jonrowe, the Iditarod dog sled racer. Jonrowe suffers from breast cancer and is not able to compete at this time.

Jonrowe has made the 1,100-mile Iditarod race 20 times, finishing in the top ten 12 times and in the top five, eight times! Every year about 70–80 mushers from around the world come to Alaska to compete in the Iditarod. Only a small handful of these brave souls are women. Jonrowe’s first run in the Iditarod was in 1980. She has also competed in the Copper Basin race of 300, the George Bear Grease in Minnesota, the Knik 200, and the Alpinod in Europe. •

March 01, 2003 / Alaska Conference

Dorothy L Johnson