|Longtime volunteer Althea Hughes, with her husband, Ken,|
receiving volunteer award at Gakona Lodge Chamber meeting.
The Hugheses live in Gakona, where they first settled as schoolteachers at Gakona School. After that, they went into the gift shop, service station and hotel business for several years. With their partners, Fred and Betty Lappi, they built the Glenn-Rich at the corner of the Glenn and Richardson in Gakona.
At that time, which was back in the late 60’s, the Glenn-Rich Hotel was on the route to Denali Park. People drove to Denali by way of the Denali Highway. There was no Parks Highway back then.
Here are some of the organizations that Althea has been involved in over the years: