This past Friday morning, the Barnette Street bridge was busy with picketers showing their commitment to the United Way of the Tanana Valley.
Early morning commuters drove past local businesses and nonprofit organization representatives waving posters as part of the 2017 Campaign kickoff for the United Way.
Music was blaring, picketers were dancing, and cars were honking at the cheery volunteers.
Employees from the Breast Cancer Detection Center, Thrive Alaska, the Fairbanks Community Food Bank, and even Spencer, the dog from the Salvation Army made an appearance.
Fairbanks Police Chief, Eric Jewkes also joined in the positive picketing event to help ring in the 2017 campaign.