Hospice and Home Care of Juneau Whale Watch Cruise

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau would like to thank Allen Marine for once again sponsoring this fabulous fundraiser event for us. We had a sold out cruise and a spectacular whale watching experience. It was filled with orca whales frolicking about, sea lions posing and jumping on and off of a channel buoy, and humpback whales bubble feeding for over an hour. It was an amazing opportunity to see our local marine wildlife in action and in “our back yard”.

We also had a wonderful spread of foods to offer our passengers and I would like to thank Steve Box and Todd Daugherty for donating fresh salmon that was smoked, Fred Meyer, Alaskan & Proud, and Costco for their continual support and donations of food. A special thank you to Tricia and Dale Cunningham Young for providing beautiful and delicious desserts enjoyed by all!

Help organizing this event came from two wonderful volunteers, Linda Harris and Jacquie Androsko. Thank you for all your efforts in planning, gathering, preparing foods, and serving. You make a wonderful team and your support to HHCJ is greatly appreciated.

Again, we thank Allan Marine Tours for their generous donation of the boat and crew for this fundraising opportunity which continues to help Hospice and Home Care of Juneau continue their programs and services.

Finally, thanks to all those that joined us for a lovely afternoon and for supporting Hospice and Home Care of Juneau too!

Hope to see you again next year!

Colleen Jones, Volunteer Coordinator

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau

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