Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2001

... for fund-raiser

Fabienne Peter-Contesse and Aimee Olejasz held the 3rd Annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction on March 13, 2001, to raise money for AIDS Support Services. A BIG THANK YOU to our coordination group: Woody Wityshyn and Shannon Giloury. We would like to thank all of the people who donated their time, sauces and desserts to the spaghetti feed: Pat McLear, Kim Kiefer, Kelly Henrikson, Diane Larocque, Susie Powers, Pam Day, Linda Vallie, and Sandi Woods. We would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who contributed to this worthwhile cause to make it a huge success!

Businesses and individuals who donated items for the silent auction are: Annie Kaill's, June Akey, Costco, Courtside Caf, Sean and Alice Edwards, El Sombrero, The Fiddlehead, Fire & Ice, Fred Meyers, Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventures, Hearthside Books, Java Jazz, Juneau Racquet Club, Kim Kiefer, Kodiak Coat Company, Stacie Kraly, Linda Vallie, Mary Kay Palmateer, Mountain Gears, Mount Robert's Tram (Goldbelt), The Pampered Chef (Shannon West), The Nugget Alaskan, Rie Munoz, Salon 2211 (Julie Madding), Sandy Warner, Silverbow Bakery, Sunburst Tanning Salon, and Timberwolf Gifts. And thank you to our community for supporting such an important event.

Aimee Olejasz

... for planetarium support

Our last shows of the season are April 3 and 4.

New volunteers are always welcome to join us, as we complete this season and plan for the next.

The Marie Drake Planetarium is considering establishing an Adult Lecture Series next season.

One possible "guest lecturer" would be Jim Brooks, the man from Atlin who found the meteorite last year.

We are also looking within out own community for people who would like to present a program at the planetarium on an astronomy related topic. You don't have to be a professional in the field. If you are knowledgeable about a specific subject and interested in presenting a program with us, please give us a call at 463-3563 or e-mail us at

No matter the weather, at the Marie Drake Planetarium we guarantee you will see the stars.

Michael Orelove

... for academy ceremony

As I am a volunteer for Thunder Mountain Academy, the ceremony held at the Governor's Mansion was a delightful surprise.

I wanted to thank our First Lady, Susan Knowles, for taking the time to have this event in her home, The Governors Mansion.

I want to thank Paul and Virginia Berg (Headmaster of Thunder Mountain Academy and his wife) for beginning this wonderful private school where volunteering is a pleasure. The Bergs have taken the initiative in giving our community an excellent education of middle school students. Nor can we forget the others that make this private school so unique. Teachers/instructors: Luige Yannotti, Adrian and Jennifer Berg, Wendy Leisner and Diane Anderson. Volunteers: Jody Schmidt and all the other parents who take the time to volunteer in classes and transportation.

As Paul Berg stated in last evening's ceremony, "Volunteers really validate an organization."

Christina Schmitz

... for helping youth

Thank you to all the people who helped with the 50's Dance fundraiser for 2-year old Tristan Quigley.

For family and friends who say "How can I help." To strangers who say "Here, take this money for Tristan, I hope he is well soon." To business owners/workers who say "We're happy to help out." The words "thank you" seem to fall short of their generosity. But I do say thank you.

Thank you to the "Rock Around The Clock" set up/take down crew: David, Scott and Aileen Funk,Pat Quigley, Ellen Canapary, Jan Caulfield, Barbara Craver, Sheila Dyer, Chris McDowell, Pat and Alyse Galvin, Dylan Quigley, Jen LaRue, Ben Thomas and Lily Schmitz.

For donations of goods I thank: Neil McKinnon at Alaska Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Shirley at downtown McDonalds, Pat Galvin, John Lager and Barb Bradford, Jeff Brown and KTOO-FM.

For monetary donations: Keith Levy, Joe Geldhof, Doug and Nancy Peel, Pat and Alyse Galvin, Barbara Craver, Ben Thomas, Chris and Lisa McDowell, Lisle Hebert and Claire Richardson, Rebecca Mass, Pat Quigley, Ellen Canapary, Shane Quigley, Jen LaRue, Brenda, Tim and Kasha Spengler, Carolyn Hudson, Sheila Dyer and Leo Novoa, Mike and Gail Ford, The Neighborhood Kid Night Families: Campbell's, Meade's, Goldrich's, Minne's, Pigott/Thomas', Shapland/Murray's, Caulfield/Paul's, Whittaker/Steedle, Abisset, Brown/Connerton, Funk's.

Life is better because of people like you.

Rosanne Funk

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