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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007

Thanks for making our spelling bee a success

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Auke Bay Elementary School would like to thank all of the volunteers and businesses that made our school spelling bee a success. Thank you to George Reifenstein for pronouncing, and to Lois Wetherall, Judy Knight and MaryLou Meiners for judging. We sincerely appreciate the time and energy these volunteers gave to our school bee. Thank you to Erin Mitchell and Melanie Fairbanks for their extra help. Many thanks to our community sponsors Wells Fargo Bank, Hearthside Books, Java Jazz, Gross Alaska, Subway, Oliver's Trophies, and The Waffle Company. Please show your support for these businesses that donate so generously to our community.

Lisa Worden

Auke Bay Elementary Spelling Bee coordinator


Thanks for helping our dessert auction

Love Inc., Juneau would like to thank everyone who helped to make our second annual dessert auction fundraiser such a great success. On the evening of Dec. 8, a sweet spirit was in the air at Auke Bay Bible Church. Desserts were served, songs of Christmas joy were sung and an evening of fellowship and fun were shared by all. More than 100 silent and live auction items were donated and purchased. The proceeds of the event far exceeded expectations and will greatly benefit the operations of Love Inc., Juneau. Thanks are extended to all those who contributed their time, auction items, musical talents and finances. Your generosity shows how you value the work of Love Inc., in serving the community.

Don Phelps

Executive director, Love Inc.


Thanks for contributing to Winterfest carnival

The Friends of Gastineau School would like to thank all the family and friends of our students who volunteered their time and talents for the annual Winterfest carnival on Jan. 19. The carnival was a great success! We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations: Our Backyard, Foodland Super Drug, The Imagination Station, McDonald's, Alaska Souvenir, Superbear, The Party Zone, Alaskan and Proud market and Blockbuster Video. Your efforts and donations made this event possible, so thank you once again for your support!

Windy Spargo and Jenny Huntley

Winterfest chairs


Thanks for supporting the Ski Club's raffle

Thanks to the contributions of many people, the Juneau Ski Club's annual Cash Bash raffle on Jan. 20 was a big success. We are grateful to everyone involved for their support of the Ski Club's youth racing program.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Alaska Airlines for donating the prize for our 299th ticket drawn, and to the fantastic supporters who contributed great door prizes: Alaska Distributors, Alaska Brewing & Bottling Co., Alaska Industrial Hardware, Alaska Travel Adventures, Alaska Zipline, Alaskan Fudge Company, Bears Lair, Budget Rentals, Capital Embroidery, Eaglecrest, El Sombrero, Foggy Mountain Shop, Gross Alaska Theatres, Hallmark Store, Harley Davidson, Harri Plumbing & Heating, Hearthside Books, Imagination Station, K&L Distributors, Martha's Flowers, Mt. Juneau Trading Post, Nugget Alaska Outfitter, Orca Enterprises, Pasta Garden, Play it Again Sports, Radio Shack, Taku Glacier Lodge, The Shirt Co., Valley Auto Parts, Valley Lumber, Wild Spice, Wings Airways, and Zen Restaurant.

Many thanks go to our eminently entertaining emcee, Mike Windred. Special thanks are also due to Cash Bash organizers John and Lynn Logan, Logan General Tax Practice, Erin McNally, Jeffery Johns, Jon Satre, Jack Tripp and The Viking, and ticket-seller extraordinaire Joan Niemi.

Last but certainly not least, we really appreciate everyone who supported the Cash Bash fundraiser by buying a raffle ticket. Thanks for your generous support.

For more information about the Juneau Ski Club, check out our Web site at

Tom Nave

President, Juneau Ski Club


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