Thanks for helping with the Discovery Southeast dinner and auction

Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010

Discovery Southeast extends our sincere thanks to all of those who helped to make our April 3 fundraising dinner and auction a great success. Your generous donations and efforts will help us to continue our work providing hands-on learning from nature for children, adults, students, and teachers through our programs and publications. Thank you Abby's Kitchen and Taku River Reds for contributing some of the food that we enjoyed. Special thanks to Kathy Hocker for the auction poster design, to Ron Clarke for serving as auctioneer, to Ursa Major and the Bellweathers for the music and entertainment, to Scott Burton for the sound system. Thanks to KTOO, KXLL and KRNN for extra publicity, to Art Matters for matting the 2010 auction poster at no charge, and to Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books, the Observatory Book Store, and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council for ticket sales.

Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for contributing auction items, adventures, and yummy desserts: Abby's Kitchen, Above and Beyond Alaska, Acupressure Alaska, ADFandG and Outdoor Heritage Institute of Alaska, Alaska Fly 'n' Fish Charters, Alaska Geographic, Alaska Outdoor Wearhouse and Embroidery, Alaska Seafood Company, Alaska State Parks, Alaska Waters, Alaska Wilderness League, Alaska Zipline Adventures, Alaskan Barbershop, Alaska's Capital Inn Bed and Breakfast, the Antaya family, Arnie Weimer, Barbara Sheinberg and Zoe Morrison, Barbra Hollan, Bear's Lair, the Beast Feast Folks: Dave Haas, Mary Ellen Arvold, Peggy and Alex Wertheimer, Blockbuster Video, Bob Armstrong, Bonita Nelson, Brandon Hauser, Capital Barber Shop, Captain's Choice Motel, Carol and Tim Arness, Cathy Connor, Chef Stef, Cher's Hair Care, Chez Sante, Cindy Scott, City Center Chiropractic, Colleen Goldrich, Cross Sound Express, Cycle Alaska, Dan Hopson, Dana Owen, Debbie Tillinghast, Diane Anderson, Driftwood Lodge, Emily Kane, Eve Fieldhouse, Faulkner Banfield, Foggy Mountain Shop, Fran Roberts, Full Circle Farm, Gary Miller, Gastineau Guiding, Good Hardware, Gross Alaska, Gus Van Vliet, Gustavus Inn, Hangar on the Wharf, Hearthside Books and Toys, JAHC, Jan Carlile, Jane Stokes, Jeff Sloss, Jim Barron, John Greeley, JRC-The Alaska Club, Judy Brakel and Greg Streveler, Judy Shuler, Juneau Artist's Gallery, Juneau Jazz and Classics, Juneau's Imagination Station, Karla Hart, Kathy Hocker, Kurt Iverson, Landscape Alaska, Marie Larson and Larry Holland, Marion Gotschall, Martha Murray, Mary Wilson, Michael Stark, Michael Wilcox, Mark Kaelke, Michelle Kaelke, Monica O'Keefe, Mount Roberts Tramway, Nancy and Andy Hemenway, Nancy Long, Nicki Germain, Northstar Trekking, Nugget Alaska Outfitter, Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant, Paradise Café, Paul Grant and Susan Phillips, Paul Voelkers, Pavitt Health and Fitness, PAWS, Perseverance Theatre, Puanani Maunu, Rainbow Foods, Rainforest Yoga, Raven Yoga Shala, Rebecca Braun, Richard and Jane Stokes, RIe Munoz, Rob and Koren Bosworth, Roy's Select Catch, Sand Dollar Designs, SEACC, Scott Ranger, Shannon Seifert, Shrine of St. Therese, Spirit Walker Expeditions, Super Bear Market, Taku River Reds, Tori Dance , The Dance Loft, The Northwest Pewter Co., Thunder Mountain Sports Camp, Tim Moore, Joseph Reeves and Eve Fieldhouse, Tony Harbanuk, Van and Margie Wagoner, Waste Management Weather Permitting Alaska LLC, Westmark Baranof Hotel , Wildheart Tales and Art, Wings of Alaska.

Thanks to volunteers who helped to organize, set up, and run the auction including Michael Wilcox, Nancy Long, Jan Carlile, Clair and FuBao Pavia, Jenni Lefing, Kristi Asplund, Hollis Kitchin, Ron Heintz, Beth Potter, Marinke Van Gelder, and Sarah Moore. Thanks to AmeriCorps Volunteers Niza Volair and Tyler Browne for providing children's activities, and to DSE staff Beth Weigel, David Troup, and Piper Bartlett and board members Cathy Connor, Heather Hardcastle, Richard Stokes, Tim Moore, Terry Schwarz, Zach Stenson, Butch Carber, Bonita Nelson, Brock Tabor, Demian Schane, and Jess Parks for all of their hard work before, during, and after the auction.

Finally, thank you to all of the participants who bought tickets and bid on auction items, and to individuals who contributed cash donations, including: Jerry Reinwand, Sandy Warner, Mary Lou Spartz, Kevin Sullivan, and Joyce Sarles.

See you next year.

Stephanie Hoag, secretary

Discovery Southeast Board of Directors


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