Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Annual 4-H tree sale

The annual 4-H tree sale will be held Saturday, May 10, starting at 9:00 a.m. in Carr's parking lot. This year's sale will offer several new species, some excellent birdscaping shrubs, several excellent roses for Southeast Alaska and - for the first time - strawberries. The trees and shrubs are priced from $5 to as high as $38 for some of the apple and sour cherry trees. The trees will be bare rootstock and should do very well in Juneau's climate.

There will be people on hand to discuss each of the trees and shrubs to make suggestions how they can be used in your landscape.

This year's sale has added Kamchatica birch, golden clematis, Columbia hawthorne, Scotch Laburnum, compact Amur honeysuckle, chokecherry, elderberry, and a black chokeberry. Other plants include kinnikinnick, vine maple, red leaf Japanese maple, Saskatoon serviceberry, Caragana/Siberian pea shrub Japanese quince, and a great many others

This tree sale is the major fund- raiser for Juneau 4-H clubs and for the 4-H Leaders Association that sponsors scholarships for members to attend state and national meetings. The success rate of these past ten years has been very good.

Wine-tasting cruise to benefit Red Cross

Want to support a good cause and have a darn good time?

Join the American Red Cross on a two- hour Wine Tasting Cruise on Friday, April 25.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and international wines provided and poured by Alaska Distributors.

The 78' catamaran departs from the Auke Bay Boat Harbor (across from Hot Bite) at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $40 per person. Roundtrip transportation to and from downtown is available for an additional $10 charge.

The American Red Cross provides food, shelter and clothing to those displaced by disaster, as well as providing communication assistance to our military and their families.

For tickets or information call 463-5713.

Scholarships awarded

The Alaska Capital Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants awarded scholarships to Helen Axenova and Judy Fletcher at its luncheon last week. The scholarships are awarded to UAS students who have an interest in governmental accounting as a career.

The Association of Government Accountants meets at the Prospector Hotel each month. All are welcome to attend the luncheons.

For more information, contact Sally Willson, UAS, 465-6418.

Animals in need

Dogs at the Juneau animal shelter are running short on creature comforts. They need blankets or quilts to sleep on, treats such as rawhides and pig ears, and canned dog food, according to the Gastineau Humane Society staff.

The littlest ones need puppy and kitten chow, and the cats love canned cat food as a special treat. Donations are welcome any day of the week at the shelter, 7705 Glacier Highway, 789-0260. Gastineau Humane Society is a nonprofit group and donations are tax deductible.

Juneau Golf Club annual meeting

The Juneau Golf Club will hold its annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, April 24, at the Elks Lodge downtown, 109 South Franklin Street. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. The annual meeting and other festivities will follow the dinner. A $10.00 donation will be collected at the door to help cover the costs of the dinner. All 2003 Juneau Golf Club members are invited. New members are welcome and can join at the door!

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