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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007

Thanks for volunteering at MRCS marathon

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The last marathon runner at Mendenhall River Community School came across the finish line on March 1. Congratulations for your dedication and hard work goes to: Alexander Iliev, Bailey Dalton, Breanne Chapman, Charka Williams, David George, Elena Bryson, Elizabeth Bryson, Gunnar Schultz, Hayden Bryson, Jawan Mays, Jayden Hodgson, Joley Hodgson, Kacey Jackson, Koen Schultz, Nicholas Wright, Riley Stadt, Sammy Haight and Zach Gianotti. The marathon could not have been possible without the help and support of our volunteers and a thank you goes to: Anissa Jackson, Cindy and Tom Stadt and Stephanie Messing.

Thank you everyone for a successful marathon.

Carol Fujioka


Thanks for supporting the Co-op Preschool

The Board of Directors of the Juneau Co-op Preschool recently held their annual Zipadeedoodah fundraiser concert and silent auction at Centennial Hall.

We would like to thank the following businesses, individuals and families for their generous donations and energy in supporting preschool education in Juneau: Fred Meyer, Alaskan and Proud market, Superbear, Costco, Safeway, Pepsi Co., Northern Light Church, Zen, Douglas Café, Our Backyard, Mount Roberts Tramway, Hearthside Books, Perseverance Theatre, Treadwell Ice Arena, Heritage Coffee, Era Helicopters LLC, Gold Town Nickelodeon, The Rock Dump, Foggy Mountain Shop, Alaska Nugget Outfitter, The Creating Place, Rainbow Foods, Poundstone Freight, Blockbuster Video, Kodiak Coat Company, Play It Again Sports, Bear's Lair, Imagination Station, Juneau Artist's Gallery, The Growing Tree, The Art Department, Friends of Alaska State Museum, Pat Costello, Raven's Eye Studio, Valley Lumber, Gourmet Alaska, Stampin' Up!, Rainy Day Books, Alaska Fudge Co., The Island Pub, Dragon Inn, First Impressions Hair Salon, Gross Alaska Theatre, Seventh Heaven, Wee Fishie Shoppe, The Hangar, Paradise Café, Princess Cruises, and Alaska Canopy Adventures, Jackie and Brad Campbell, Toni De Santo, Henry Hopkins, Sarah Hopkins, Emma Hopkins, Tim Blust, Jeannie Monk, Debbie Lowenthal, Kurt Iverson, Ann Nielson-Griffin, Mark Lukey, Sarah Hopkins, Joneta Saceda Puma, Debbie Lownthal, Andy Romanoff at Alaska Litho, Jim Fowler, Derek, Wendi and the staff of Centennial Hall, Mary Sweeny, Jeff Brown (emcee extraordinaire), Martha and Jim Scott-Stey, Jamie Marks, Shawn Knoedler, Heidi Johnson, Bobby Jones, Keith Goering, Chris Meade, Steve Morley, James Gallanos, Mark Guillory, Max Blust, Rhonda Gardinier, Margie Hamburger, John Caouette , Nathan Bishop, Toni DeSanto, Micaela Crouteau and DeAnna Ewing.

Michaela Croteau

DeAnna Ewing


Thanks for making HeArt and Sole great

The Glacier Valley Elementary School community would like to thank the many individuals and businesses that helped make the second annual HeArt and Sole ballroom dancing event a great success. This event raises money for next year's art supplies for the entire school and gives our students an opportunity to exhibit their artwork, as well as perform. Glacier Valley launched the ballroom dancing program for the school district. Our third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students dance the Waltz, Tango and the Meranga and love it. It's more than dancing though, the students are learning etiquette and manners as well.

Among the many to thank are the Thunder Mountain Big Band for the wonderful music that gets the feet moving and Shane Wirtz who has the patience and talent to teach to kids. Artists' Shona Strauser, Melissa McCormick, Tami Malloy and Susan Sielbach for the many hours they dedicate to providing arts integrated experiences for our students. Northern Sales, Odem Corporation, Pepsi Cola, Subway Sandwiches and Creativation Event Rentals all deserve a big thank you for their support.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to the Art is Elementary program sponsors: Alaska State Council on the Arts, Association of Alaska School Boards, Carolyn P. Wright Physical Education Program, Rasmussen Foundation for sponsorships over $1,000 and Alaska Peace Officers Association, Coast Guard Women's Association, Donna's Restaurant, Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, Full Circle Music, Glacier Valley Student Council, Juneau Brass and Winds, Les Schwab Tires, Ron Maas Family, Neighbors of Glacier Valley, Rie Munoz Gallery, Dr. Karen Schanz, Chiropractic, Stellar Financial Services, True North Federal Credit Union, USKH Architects, Wellspring for $500 classroom sponsorships. Also, thank you to our co-sponsors, teachers and parents who all helped make the event a success.

Julie Wyatt


Thanks for inspiring my government students

I am writing to thank the staff of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Tony Newman for the great opportunity and inspiration. I took my American government class to the museum to see the "TOE" show and participate in a lesson on political cartooning. From the moment that students walked into the museum until we returned to school, the students we totally engaged.

Newman was able to engage all of my students in successfully completing great political cartoons. Alysia McLain was generous in her time to coordinate our visit and delightful to all of us during a cold February morning. Thank you.

Sara Hannan


Thanks for coordinating the Public Health Fair

Sarah McKinney is to highly commended for this year's Juneau Public Health Fair at Centennial Hall. As the coordinator of the event, her very hard work and skills to synchronize people, tables, intrigues, schedules, and agencies was something to behold.

I watched hundreds of people go through Centennial Hall to participate in their own health care and to learn something. It is a wonderful credit to the community of Juneau, to supporters of the Health Fair, to the many agencies and people who staffed the different events and to the people who attended. In the interest of good health, it is extremely affirming that Juneau and its people come together to do this.

Thank you, Sarah McKinney, for helping bring this to pass.

Carolyn V. Brown


Thanks for hosting the juried art exhibition

Hats off and special thanks to teachers and students who hosted the reception for all the All Alaska High School Juried Art Exhibition at the Alaska State Museum on March 9.

Teacher who helped were Shanna Galluzzo, Tom Manning, Mary Anne Manning and Jan Neimeyer. Close Up students included Paige Pahlke, Lindsey Kelly, Jacob Joyce, Molly Emerson, Evan Wood, Evan Anderson, Miles Gaylon, Kristen Adelmyer and Kassi Allred.

One hundred and forty-seven patrons attended the opening show, and the food provided was terrific.

Bruce Kato


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