Dates for Governor's Family Picnic announced

The first of five Governor's Family Picnics will take place July 20 in Glennallen.

The governor's office says Alaska communities, beyond the four traditional locations, were given an opportunity to host a picnic with Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell. Glennallen was chosen among those this year.

Picnics are also planned for Fairbanks on July 22; Juneau, July 27; the Alaska State Fairgrounds in the Mat-Su Valley on Aug. 10; and Anchorage, Aug. 11.

Parnell's office says the annual picnics have been held each year for more than a decade and are made possible through donations from Alaska businesses and volunteers.