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Posted: November 11, 2012 - 1:01am

Thanks to community for help during fire

My son has lived in the Gastineau Apartments for the last 4 years and I was very distressed to learn of the apartment fire 2 nights ago. I am very thankful that he, and all the residents, made it out of the apartment safely, but he lost many of his possessions in the fire. I was very impressed at the prompt response of the Red Cross and many other Alaskans who came forward to help my son and others during this emergency. I live in the lower 48 and was not able to get to Juneau to help him. Alaskans are really amazing, in times of crisis, they are always there and willing to help those in need. I want to thank everyone who was there to assist my son and express my appreciation at your kindness.

Julene Logue

Thank you from Special Olympics Juneau

On Saturday, November 3, Special Olympics - Juneau held its 8th annual spaghetti feed and dessert auction fund raiser at Thunder Mountain High School. I would like to thank the following people for making this fund raiser a success. The Juneau School District, Lee Lewis, Chris & Michelle Umbs, Lana Larson, Abby’s Kitchen, Pie In The Sky, Glacierwoods Home, Sue and Rai Behnert, Niall Johnson, Deb Gazaway, Matt Jones, The Blueberry Lodge, Kate Sullivan, Jennifer Wilwert, Devon Lewis, Carrie Pusich, Anne Eichorst, Deb Cokeley, Lisa Haffner, Annette Untalasco, Gail Fenumiai, Jane Gendron, Nancy Walsh, Cyndy Johnson, Nolan and Ryan Harvey, Marla Adams, Beth McEwen , Sabrina Richmond, Melanie Guthrie, Laurie Larson, Dolores Larson, Kim Horn, Colleen McKenzie, Lindsey Bray, Brittany Fenumiai, Phillip Fenumiai, Danielle Larson, Erick and Fubao Goldsberry, Michelle Boster, Joan and Kiell Scott. If I have forgotten anyone who donated the wonderful desserts for the dessert auction, please forgive me.

We especially want to give a great big thank you to Lynda Foreman, The Travelodge Hotel & Mi Casa Restaurant for donating all of the food that made this event possible. Copy Express for printing the tickets and McDonalds for providing the beverages. A big thank you to all of you who came and supported Special Olympics – Juneau and to all the folks who bought tickets but were unable to attend.

Finally, a big thank you to all of the people that have supported Special Olympics – Juneau over the years. All the money raised/donated locally stays in Juneau and helps our Juneau athletes.

Chris Ullrich

Special Olympics - Juneau

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