Thank you . . .

Community thank you letters

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2000

...for campaign help

The Mint Green Ribbon Campaign (Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention) could not have happened without the help of people throughout our community. We would like to thank our sponsors. Alaska Litho not only did the printing for Juneau, but also Ketchikan and Sitka. Copy Works copied pamphlets for Angoon, Craig, Klawock and Wrangell. Other sponsors include Tlingit-Haida Central Council, First Bank - Ketchikan, Office Plus, AT&T Wireless and Tesoro.

The following groups put pins on the pamphlets which is a great help. We would like to thank: the Sunday school children of Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church, Girl Scout Cadet Troop 26, Girl Scout Junior Troop 25, the middle school youth group of Douglas Community United Methodist Church, Girl Scout Junior Troop 21, Girl Scout Brownie Troop 33 and Girl Scout Brownie Troop 39.

We would like to thank the Nugget Mall for providing space for an educational exhibit and our preschool coloring contest.

The following businesses provided prizes for our coloring contest - Goldbelt, Gross Alaska Inc., Hearthside Books and McDonald's.

The following businesses made counter space available for educational pamphlets and donation jars. The heart of the Mint Green Ribbon Campaign could not have happened without Mike's Place, Douglas Depot, Downtown Tesoro, Foodland Super Drug, Fiddlehead Restaurant and Bakery, Silverbow Bagels, Juneau Drug, El Sombrero, Alaskan Hotel, Scentiments, Heritage Coffee, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Bayou, Susan's Hallmark Shop, Sheer Design, Alaskan Gourmet, Capitol Records, Wee Fishie Shoppe, Adventure Sports, Lyles, Valley Tesoro, Thunder Mountain Cafe, Janice Holst Dancers, Valley Medical and Dr. McCabe.

Thank all of you for working to end child abuse and showing once again Juneau's big heart.

Debra GerrishSoutheast coordinator

...for fund raising support

``Dessert First'' was a completely successful fund raising event to benefit Habitat for Humanity's First Ladies Build. I would like to express my appreciation to the fabulous women who are making the First Ladies Build happen.

This is a big, warm heartfelt thank you.

First and foremost to Mrs. Susan Knowles for spearheading this wonderful project. Fran Ulmer and Beth Kerttula, for sponsoring and supporting us so very well. To Karen Hall, owner of the first Habitat for Humanity Juneau house, and her daughters Jennifer and Kimberley Hall for being our honored guests. To Fran Arnold, who had the courage to take those first steps to get this First Ladies Build off the ground, a woman you will see much of in the weeks and months ahead as our First Ladies Build house goes up. Fran is a true FLB supporter and a doer! To Diana Briggs Fund Raising Chair, and her team of Patty Kirchhoff and Jody Daniels, they really made ``Dessert First'' happen. To Dayna Focht, Debby Tillinghast and Jeanine Driscoll, who worked magic behind the scenes, decorating Centennial Hall so nicely with the help of Carr's, Don Abel's, Valley Paint and Good Hardware. To Tom Locher, our pianist, you have a wonderful talent and we enjoyed the music so very much. To Sally Smith for supporting us and adding sparkle to the evening. To our hostesses, the members of Alaska Women in Travel, Clovis Dennis, President, Carol Pitts, Jerri Woods, Carol Scafturon, Jo Anne Bell Graves, Nadine Simoneli, Kelly Stevens, Gwen Murray, Beth Cline, Connie McKenzie, Susan Bell and Jane Walters. We also appreciated so much the excellent door prizes they donated. To Karen Greeney, Rep. Beth Kerttula's aide. To Pam Northrup for the surprising and very welcome door prize donation of a Victorian doll house. To Alaska Travel Adventures, Cuts-On-Line, Mail Boxes Etc., Mt. Juneau Inn, Orca Enterprises, Small Treasures, Temsco Helicopters and DIPAC for the door prizes they all so generously donated. To the crews at Hearthside Books, Silverbow Bakery and Centennial Hall for all your help. To the women of the Millard family: Linda, Erica and Meghan, we appreciate the hours you put in on getting the invitations addressed and ready for the affair, and Diane Bigge who computerizes our extensive mailing list. To Theresa Mazaneras for your lighthearted eloquence representing us on the local radio interview shows, for your publicity efforts, photography and art work. To Sandra Gast, our Public Relations Chair, for coordinating and keeping the various committees focused and aware of all the on-going events. And an especially warm ``THANK YOU, JUNEAU!!'' for attending this event and contributing so very generously to this important project! We couldn't do it without you! We hope to see you all at the home site very soon swinging hammers and paintbrushes!

Molly HodgesActing CoordinatorHabitat for Humanity

...for the folk festival

A big thank you to the Alaska Folk Festival Board of Directors for all of their year-round hard work and for putting on one of the best-ever Alaska Folk Festivals.

Thank you to Riley Woodford, Heidi Johnson, Jim Grammel, Mike Sakarias, John Palmes, George Trani and Jack Fontanella. Thanks also to all of the many volunteers who worked very hard. This includes the ever-present Michael Orelove who is always there to help. Thanks again,

Sheri Hazeltine

...for bulb sale help

Thanks to many bulb sale supporters, our community is now enjoying more than 40,000 spots of color as spring bulbs blossom. The Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club is grateful to many individuals and businesses for their help in making our primary fund-raiser a success: Chris Mertyl of Jensen Yorba Lott; KINY's Chris Burns and our bulb experts Jim Douglas of the UA Extension Service, David Ledrum of Landscape Alaska, and Ed Buyarski of Ed's Edible Landscaping: for donations of goods or services - Alaska Marine Lines, Rainforest Garden Adventures, Don Abel Hardware, Western Auto, Creative Source and Capital Office Supply, to Capital City Weekly, the Juneau Empire, Alaskan Cable TV, and; and to AEL&P.

Spring bulbs were planted at the Pioneers Home and St. Ann's Care Center by Rotary volunteers. Thanks are extended to corporate donors for these bulbs: Juneau Racquet Club, USA Waste, Creative Source, and AEL&P.

Spring is here. Enjoy!

Gayle WoodJuneau-Gastineau Rotary Club

...for cruise line support

Boy Scout Troop 12 of Juneau would like to express their appreciation and extend a gracious thank-you to the captain and crew of the Sun Princess, to Princess Cruises and to Kirby Day.

For the past several years the Sun Princess has donated their recyclable aluminum cans to Troop 12, resulting in funds of several thousand dollars. The scouts have used the money earned from those cans for Summer Camp scholarships, troop camping gear, and funding for camping trips both summer and winter.

The adult leaders of our troop appreciate the fact that the boys have to show responsibility and commitment to get the cans picked up off the dock every week in a timely manner, then there are the hours involved in cleaning, sorting, and transferring the cans for shipment south to Seattle.

This helps teach the Scouts that their efforts and team work are needed to help make the troop run too. We have a great time in Troop 12, and once again we want to say a great big thank you to all those involved with Princess Cruise Line for supporting scouting in our community.

Cindy D. FairchildTroop Committee ChairmanBSA Troop 12 Juneau

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