... for helping us with our automotive program
The Juneau-Douglas High School auto shop class would like to give a big thanks to the following people for their efforts in helping our Automotive program prepare for the Ford AAA Auto Skills Competition. We would like to thank Juneau Police Department Lt. Jerry Nankervis for supplying us with the Ford Crown Victoria.
For hands-on prep: We would like to thank Scott Phillips, fleet mechanic for the Juneau Police Department, for his expertise and advice. And last, but not least, we'd like to thank Mendenhall Auto Center, Jay Sims and Kurt Dymock for providing us with a WDS computer scan tool.
Your continued support of JDHS and the automotive program are greatly appreciated!
Ryan West, 2004 Ford AAA Auto Skills contestant; Kevin Elliot, 2004 Ford AAA Auto Skills contestant; Steve Squires, JDHS automotive instructor
... for your time and compassion
I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful friends, neighbors, medical/healing professionals and volunteers who shared so much of their time and compassion during my daughter's (Sharon Martin) last few months of life. Sharon was unconditionally supported in both body and spirit by all you so generously offered. I am constantly reminded what a special community I am blessed to be living in.
In Abiding Appreciation,
... for supporting the Juneau Symphony
The Juneau Symphony would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous contribution to our spring concert series on April 3 and 4. The concerts were a complete success, due in large part to these folks, and we want them to know their efforts were very much appreciated.
First, we thank Princess Tours and Alaska Pacific Bank for their sponsorship of the Musical Magic program. Thank you, Celebrity Cruises, Alaska Airlines, Hotel Halsingland, Wings of Alaska, NorthStar Trekking and Big Jim's Charter for donating prizes for our travel raffle. We also thank the Juneau Empire for its continued support of our Concert Conversations series; KTOO for broadcasting Sunday's performance; and Hearthside Books for selling our tickets.
Additional thanks are due to JDHS auditorium manager Lucas Hoiland for his hard work; house manager Larry White and the capable crew of volunteers for all their concert production help; Patrick Murphy for loaning his bass; and Leo and Llewellyn Lutchansky for the wonderful reception.
Last but not least, we thank Joyce Parry Moore and Opera to Go!'s cast and crew. You all worked very hard and your efforts did not go unnoticed. The Juneau Symphony is proud to have collaborated with you.
We close the season with our Summer Pops Concert, featuring light classics and favorites from Broadway and the silver screen on Saturday, June 12, 8 p.m., at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. So mark your calendars now!
See you at the Symphony!
Kyle Wiley Pickett, music director and conductor
... for making the folk festival a success
The 30th Annual Alaska Folk Festival was a wonderful event which could never have taken place without the continued support of board members, organizers, volunteers, businesses and enthusiastic supporters. The music, dancing, workshops and fellowship are always like a breath of fresh air, marking the beginnings of spring after a long, dark winter. Since the festival is a nonprofit, which requires the life-blood and hard work of so many generous and talented people - here's to you! Thanks for the gift of your vision, time and energy that blesses us all through the years.
... for help with child abuse prevention month
To all the individuals and community organizations that made the National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month rally a success.
In addition, special thanks to: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Joel Gilbertson, community leader Dolores Cadiente, Marc Wheeler and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, Lindsay Clark, Hannah Wilson and Tatianna Sinnhuber for providing the beautiful music, Cathy Botello and the Juneau Charter School, the CASA's (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and KTOO for the use of their equipment.
Thanks to all the above contributors, and countless others, this year's rally was an overwhelming success. As a community, we can work together to end the scourge of child abuse and neglect. Child abuse is preventable. We can make a difference!
Joshua Edward and Natalie Powers
Southeast Alaska Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Network