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Alpaca Visit Boston State House - March 2011

  • Alpacas jump out of Caravan & start the stroll

  • Arriving along Beacon Street approaching State House

  • Barbara Ronchetti presenting two of our friendliest...

  • Barbara Ronchetti with Dom Perignon, one of our finest!

  • Island Alpaca Farm Assistant, Phoenix Russell

  • Barbara Ronchetti and Phoenix Russell with their charges

  • Tom A. Kershaw of the Hampshire House & Cheers, & Chair of A.C.T.& T

  • State House Security inspect the premises

  • With Janet Sharp of the Hampshire House

  • Security Inspecting the Alpaca

  • Greeting visitors

  • Phoenix and Island Alpaca Moshup

  • Phoenix with duo

  • Meeting the visitors

  • Meeting reception attendees

  • From the State House Steps

  • The General Hooker Statue

  • With FOX News Cameraman

  • Camera Man from Fox Television

Click here to watch the FOX NEWS video.

Please find us in the Martha's Vineyard Times here.

We at Island Alpaca strive to broaden our reach locally and nationally, not only for Island Alpaca Company, but for Martha's Vineyard, and Massachusetts, promoting ourselves as an enjoyable, educational destination for travelers.

We found our way to the State House steps; next stop -- our alpacas on the White House lawn.   

Island Alpaca is proud to welcome visitors year round, open every day, and by appointment. 

Alpaca's Visit the State House, March 22, 2011:

FOX NEWS Channel 13-Boston Featured Island Alpaca Moshup, and Dom Perignon on March 22,  hosted by Barbara Ronchetti and Phoenix Russell of Island Alpaca... Newscast appeared that evenings broadcast and twice the following day. -- Our goal: The White House lawn! Video can be found on our homepage.

  • Very upbeat messages were delivered at this year's Governor's Conference on Travel & Tourism, organized by MOTT and sponsored, in part, by the Cape Cod Chamber. Research and trends indicate a movement toward pre-recession business activity for the hospitality industry. A prediction of 2-3% growth for the industry was well accepted by those in the room, many reporting strong advance bookings.
  • Chairwomen Eileen Donoghue (Senate) and Sarah Peake (House) spoke to several hundred industry people at the Governor's Conference reception at the State House on Tuesday, expressing their support for adequate tourism promotion resources and thanking the industry for its local job creation.  Senator Dan Wolf, Reps Turner and Vieira also were at the event, as participants in the Tourism Arts & Culture Development Committee.  Pictured in photo: Senator Eileen Donoghue, Chamber CEO Wendy Northcross, Representative Sarah Peake and Senator Dan Wolf)

Fun Fact from our State Legislature on Travel and Tourism: Every $1 spent on travel marketing returns $5 to the state and local communities in the form of taxes (payroll, property, meals & lodging.)

Phone: 508-693-5554
Location: 1 Head of the Pond Road, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Mailing address: PO Box 1515, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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