The 2013 Tape & Tarp Ball was so successful we burst the metaphorical seams at the
Golden Eagle Saloon. The inaugural event featured Steve Brown and the Bailers and the Rock Bottom Stompers for the evening’s musical entertainment.
Pre-event dance lessons in two-step, waltz, and swi
ng started at 6 and were given by professional dance instructor Melanie Peyton. Later, dance assistance could be had from Ester dance enthusiast local Scott Allen.
Awards were by People’s Choice:
- 1st Place: Amy Cameron for her traditional silver-gray duct tape lace-up corset with flowers.
- 2nd Place: Rachelle Dowdy for her black biker jacket and hat, lined with blue tarp, complete with zipper, pockets, and snaps.
- 3rd Place: Kristin Timm in blue tarp dress with matching fascinator hat with large flower accent
- Honorable Mention: a tie!
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner story, “Tape and Tarp Ball showcases “practical” fashion“, by Matt Buxton, May 27, 2013.