Thank You

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2002

... for all the help.

Spring was on its way when the Juneau Lions Club 56th Annual Invitational Gold Medal Basketball Tournament opened on March 24 for a time of good sportsmanship, fellowship and cheering. Thirty-two teams played a total of 52 games.

Teams, coaches, managers and fans came from Seattle, Anchorage, Yakutat, Klukwan, Haines, Skagway, Hoonah, Tenakee, Juneau, Angoon, Sitka, Kake, Klawock, Petersburg, Craig, Hydaburg, Ketchikan, Metlakatla and others.

Community-sponsored teams were: American Legion, ANB/ANS, Merchants, Lynden Transport, LAB, Hooptime (Ed Weber), Dzantik'i Heeni and Filipino Community.

Thanks to George Houston, JDHS coach, for the three-point contest; ANB Hall for the pre-tourney breakfast; Children of All Nations and Vicki Soboleff for entertainment; Mid-school basketball team, Janice Hotch and Greg Brown; Joyce Kitka and the Juneau community school district; Fred Wilson, maintenance supervisor; Alaska Marine Highway System schedule; Evergreen Ford; Sandy Wagner, JDHS athletic director; scorekeepers Ron Taug, Mike Kelly, Everett Bostok, Sandy Williams, Tina Lee and Keela Kelly; team announcers Bob Beierly and family; PA system; Tlingit and Haida Council; Hearthside Books and Juneau Drug for selling tickets; Crimson Bears Fast Break Club; Juneau Empire plus the Gold Medal Championship edition, photographers Brian Wallace and Michael Penn, sportswriters Jeff Kasper, Emily Wescott, Charles Bingham, Mike Stewart and Rob Dailey; Peter Metcalf, editor of the 56th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament booklet; Capital City Weekly; KINY staff; KATH TV's Charles Lewis; EMS members Mike Tagaban, Jennifer Ethridge, Rick Abbott, Nate Abbott, Mollie Marvel, Justin Bockly, Lee Buckhorn, Cheryl Buckhorn, Warren Russell and Louis Tagaban; local business advertisements in the tournament booklet; support for the scholarship program.

We thank you for sharing in a successful 56th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Robin Lown, president

W. A. Soboleff, secretary

Juneau Lions Club

... for all the support.

The PEO Chapter D's "Attic Art Show" held Sunday, April 14, was a success. This project helps fund local education scholarships for women. The cooperation of many is responsible for the success of this project.

DIPAC, the beautiful location of the show, supported all the details at the location. Thank you to Rob Parsons for your friendly helpful service.

Many local artists brought and displayed their art. Others brought "attic art." Ev Schoeppe donated art. Thank you to everyone for providing the art for the show.

Chris Burns created an "Attic Art Show" web site on the KINY Web page and hosted the PEO Attic Art Show Chairman Sue Deems, Education Committee Chairman Sue Koester and artist Arnie Weimer on the KINY talk show. Susan Fitzgerald hosted Bev Kelton, president of PEO Chapter D and Sue Deems on her KTOO talk show. Thank you to those who helped advertise this event on the radio. Thank you to the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly for their articles in the newspapers.

Local galleries supported the project. Thank you to the Rie Munoz Gallery for packaging and shipping. Thank you to the Big Picture Gallery for the use of their easels.

Many helpful hand of members of PEO Chapter D and their spouses worked together to ensure the success of the 2002 PEO Chapter D "Attic Art Show." Thank you. A special thank you to the Art Show Chairman Sue Deems, whose committed leadership coordinated all of the support needed to make this event successful.

PEO Chapter D

..for all the work, donations.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank Charlie at the Valley Paint Center for donating the paint and supplies to remodel two kitchens at the St. Vincent de Paul Society. These building improvements helped make our transitional housing facility a more welcoming place for our residents.

We would also like to thank Mrs. Chapman and her students from JDHS who spent Friday and Saturday doing an outstanding job painting our kitchens for National Youth Service Day.

Your enthusiasm and hard work brought life and color to our facility!

St. Vincent de Paul Society staff and volunteers

... for the contributions.

The staff and families of the Juneau Valley Head Start would like to acknowledge the contributions of its parent committee. The parents collected prizes and organized a raffle to raise needed funds for the center.

Shown in the photo is Donald Gregory (Heendei), who contributed a hand-crafted halibut hook.

Thanks to all the parents who participated in this very successful fund-raiser.

Thanks also to Veronica Whitehead for the prize donation of Tupperware and to the Prospector for donating a pair of meals.

Juneau Valley Head Start

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