Thank You

Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2001

... for successful 4-H ski season

Thanks go out to all the young skiers, the parents and guest coaches who made the 4-H Nordic Ski Club so much fun this year. Sixty-five skiers between grades K and 12 signed up and we managed to scratch out a good season in a marginal winter. All 4-H programs encourage parent participation, and many Sunday afternoons found our ranks swelled with adults assisting and skiing alongside beginning, intermediate and advanced skiers. Guest coaches were invaluable for allowing the larger group to break into smaller skill groups. Thank you Jeff and Sue Sloss, Michelle Ridgeway, Greg Beck, Christy Leer, Marc Scholten, John and Judy Neary, Glen Frick, Ann Boochever, the Botelho-Clarks, Shaul-Jensens, Bornsteins and Ramseth families. Jim Douglas, our cooperative extension agent, was full of energy and assistance as always. Skiing for fun and fitness would not be possible without trails. For these we would like to thank Eaglecrest and the Juneau Nordic Ski Club. Finally, without the City and Borough of Juneau Youth Activity Grant program the 4-H Nordic club would not be able to provide young skiers with equipment. Without club equipment, many skiers would not have been able to participate. And thanks to everyone who "thought snow." It paid off.

Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant, leaders

4-H Cross country ski club, 2001 season

... for Juneau Jumpers support

Thanks once again to the people of Juneau for their continued support of the Juneau Jumper Rope Skipping Demonstration Team and to local businesses for supporting our 2001 Raffle Ticket Sale. Funds raised during this annual event help support team travel necessary to participate in performance and competition events throughout the year. Special thanks to Alaska Airlines, Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor, Taku Glacier Lodge, Wings of Alaska, Temsco Helicopters Inc., Skagway Air, Sargent Preston's Lodge in Skagway, and White Pass and Yukon Route Railway. The winning 2001 raffle tickets were randomly selected during the Jumper's End-of-The Year Show on May 4. Winners were CC Enterprises (two Alaska Airlines round trip tickets to any one U.S. city served by Alaska Airlines); Sandy Adams (round trip for two to Skagway with overnight lodging and railway summit excursion); William Leque (Taku Glacier Lodge salmon feast with glacier flight seeing tour for two), and Erik Lindquist (Mendenhall Glacier helicopter tour for two).

Sue Salveson

Juneau Jumper Parent Booster Club

... for convention help

Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International would like to publicly thank the following businesses who contributed to the success of our recent statewide convention: Baranof Hotel, Goldbelt, Mount Roberts Tramway, Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau, Annie Kaill's, AT&T Alascom, Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Alaska Litho, Alaska Seafood Marketing, First National Bank, Alaska Pacific Bank, Hearthside Books, Juneau Cooperative Art Gallery, Alaskan Fudge Company and Alaskan Hearth Company. We value your business and support in our community.

Joyce Smith; Betty Marriott; Shirley Carlson; Bryn Nelson; Cecilia Miller, Gamma president; and Lois Wetherall, Beta Gamma state first vice-president

... for community cleanup

Thank you to the JDHS CHOICE program for their great job cleaning up the Douglas Highway on Friday, May 11 and to Gastineau School students for their great job cleaning up the Sandy Beach area on Saturday, May 12. Your involvement in your community improves the quality of life for all of us.

Your hard work is appreciated!

Nicki Germain and Sharleen Halsted

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