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Alaska Animal Rescue Foundation

Alaskan Animal Rescue Friends (AARF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation based in Anchorage dedicated to helping the dogs of Alaska. The mission and vision for Alaskan Animal Rescue Friends is to save doges of all sizes and breeds by placing them into loving, forever homes.

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Van Hale

     Van has been a restaurateur for over thirty years. Van first learned how to prepare a Caesar Salad tableside atop the Hilton Hotel in San Diego in the sixties. Van, along with his two partners, Jack Amon and Ken Brown, opened the Marx Brothers Café in 1979. The boutique restaurant of fourteen tables operates out of the second oldest cottage in downtown Anchorage. In 2020, Marx Bros. Cafe was inducted in the the Alaska Business Hall of Fame.

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