One of my favorite local legends is that of Linny Pacillo. Linny and her sister, Susan, were Anchorage’s parking fairies in the 1990’s. They would dress in tights and tutus, feed parking meters that were out of time, and save countless Achoragites from tickets while protesting the overly strict parking authority. Parking fairies to the rescue!
Linny passed away in 2006, but her legend lives on – the Linny Pacillo Parking Garage, complete with stained glass parking fairy art, is a visual reminder of how getting political can be humorous and helpful. Speaking of getting political, Senator Johnny Ellis led the charge in naming the garage – nice work Johnny! It’s great to see an unusual suspect’s name being given to a building.
Here’s some more of Linny’s story: Parking fairy fought city hall in a pink tutu
In college, a friend and I dressed as fairies and delivered beer to thirsty students studying in the library late a night (Beer fairies! Yes!). Somehow I don’t think we’re going to get any buildings named after us…