Thank You

Posted: Friday, March 08, 2002

...for the support

There are no words for us to express our gratitude to all of you who went out of your way to make the passing away of our mother and grandmother Barbara Sykes more bearable by your gifts of prayers, love, support and encouragement.

The loving kindness you expressed to us at the time of her passing from this world into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was so touching and heartwarming. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren would like to thank Pastor Mike Rose and the Juneau Christian Center for the beautiful service and all who participated in her celebration of life luncheon afterwards.

The Sykes family


... for the hospitality.

I wish to thank everyone is Juneau for making our first visit here so memorable. Especially, I wish to acknowledge a young man, whose name is Jason, over at Tramars Franklin St. Diner. On Sunday mornings I enjoy a nice breakfast with a cup of coffee and the Sunday morning newspaper. When I arrived for breakfast I was told the paper wasn't there yet, but Jason overheard me and a few minutes later I had my copy of the Juneau Empire.

I spent the week here to assist with the Fourth Annual National American Indian/Alaska Native Tourism Conference, scheduled for Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Centennial Hall. We expect about 500 delegates to attend the event, which will include representatives from more than 130 tribes throughout the United States, plus national and international agencies that relate to tourism.

I was also fortunate to be invited to the Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebration at the Juneau ANB Hall. Everywhere we went we were met with the same friendly, enthusiastic reception. We all look forward to September.

Tom Hutchison

Consultant, American Indian/Alaska Native Tourism Association

Green Bay, Wisc.

... for support of a memorial to New York City firefighters who died on Sept. 11

I wanted to thank the following groups and individuals for their support in selling my beaded American flag pins and to all the generous people of Alaska who donated money to this special cause. I would first like to thank Ann Chandonnet of the Juneau Empire for the wonderful article she wroteabout my project, making the public aware of a way to contribute. Thank you to the University of Alaska's ACCFT Union Local 2404 who donated $2,500.

Special thank you to those businesses that displayed the pins and accepted donations over the past few months: Susan and her staff at Susan's Hallmark, the Juneau Public Market, Ray at Tongass Eye Clinic, Dr. Neyhart's staff, Kathy Vanderjack at Bear's Lair, Elaine Martin from North Pole, Ilene Ramharter from Anchorage, Veronica Schaffer, Linda Snyder, and Scott Foster at the University of Alaska Southeast Alaska, and friends and family in Connecticut. Without this support, the donations would not have amounted to as much as they turned out to be. I would also like to thank my family for helping me make the pins, and the whole community for helping me with open hearts by donating almost $7,000 together with the ACCFT Union. I am proud to say that Juneau helped out 17 families of the lost firefighters of Engine 54 Ladder 4 Battalion 9 in midtown Manhattan. Juneau really is a great community to live in. Thanks for all the support.

United we stand, divided we fall.

Kerriann Powers

10th Grade JDHS

... for the comfort.

The family of Ann C. Keener expresses thanks to all those who extended many acts of kindness through calls, cards, flowers, generous donations and personal visits, which gave us so much comfort upon the loss of our loved one. Please join us for her 40-day party at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 10 at the Tlingit and Haida Community Council building. Donations of food will be gratefully accepted.

The Keener family


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