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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007

Thanks for donating to our breakfast club

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The Glacier Valley Breakfast Club would like to thank the following organizations for their generous donations: Filamalaska, Juneau education support staff, McDonald's and PEO. These donations were greatly appreciated by the students at Glacier Valley.

Carol Peterson and the Glacier Valley Breakfast Club


Thanks for participating in our spring cleanup

The Juneau Watershed Partnership would like to thank the community for participating in our 2007 spring stream cleanup, held on Saturday, May 5. Our thanks go out to Litter Free. for allowing us to partner with you on your spring clean-up day. We had more than 150 sign up at our Duck Creek Market bag site alone, and preliminary reports say that the community collected more than 40,000 pounds of litter and trash from all over Juneau and Douglas.

Besides all the dirty and tired volunteers that cleaned up sections of Duck and Jordan Creeks, we would also like to thank our business sponsors:

Thank you so much, Goldbelt, for donating tram passes to our volunteers.

Thanks to Temsco, Chilly Willy's Car Wash, The Udder Culture, Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor, Mark Kelley Photography, Thane Ore House, Era Helicopter Tours, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Jerry's Meats and Seafood, Alaska Travel Adventures, Perseverance Theatre, Taku Fisheries, McDonald's and the Island Pub for donating door prizes for our raffle.

Many thanks to Creativation, Carrs/Safeway, Don Abel's, R&S Pumping, Heritage Coffee, Northern Sales, Odom/Coca Cola and the Pepsi-Cola Company for donating food and materials for our community barbecue.

A special thanks to Duck Creek Market for donating their space, hot dogs and their family's culinary skills to our community barbecue.

Thank you all for joining together with us to help maintain our watersheds and keep Juneau the kind of place we want to play, work, and raise our families in. We look forward to seeing you out at our fall stream cleanup event, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 20.

Beverly Anderson

Assistant director, Juneau Watershed Partnership


Thanks for supporting our Children's Day

The Juneau Hispanic Association would like to thank the entire Juneau community for their overwhelming support to the first Children's Day celebration.

Although not celebrated in the United States, many nations throughout the world have a commemorative day for children. During the celebration on April 28 at the Tlinglit and Haida Hall, members of the association recreated the games, food and festivities they remember from their home countries in their new home here in Juneau.

The amount of selfless work, dedication and love that poured prior, during and after the event was immense. This wonderful positive energy came from all different sources and all different ethnic backgrounds - from established Juneauites, to recent arrivals, from the students, to clowns and even a pony. They were all there making more than 100 kids have a wonderful afternoon on a typical rainy Juneau afternoon.

To all of them, thanks and a thousand more thanks. And to all who attended, I extend our gratitude and we hope to see all of you again next year at Centenial Hall.

Norvin Perez


Thanks to Wynona at Adventure Bound

I would like to send a huge thank you to Wynona at Adventure Bound Alaska for letting Vista Volunteers on the Tracey Arm Cruise free of charge. It was such an amazing day, with close whale and bear sightings, not to mention being able to sit next to the glacier. We are all so thankful for the experience.

Lauren Alweis

AmeriCorps Vista volunteer leader


Thanks for contributing to T&★ Head Start

A hearty Tlingit and Haida Head Start thank you to the following folks for contributing to our program. You help to make it a success for the children and their families: SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Medical, SEARHC Dental, Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Juneau Youth Services, Mommy and Me, Sweet Pea, Maria Abbott, Alberta Aspen, U.S. Forest Service Glacier Visitor Center, Gastineau Humane Society, Alaska State Museum, Helen and Ray Watkins, Clarissa Hudson, John Hatton, Judy Lungren, Barb Kalen, Whit Meade, Cliff LaRue, REACH, Luis Hernandez, St. Vincent's, Salvation Army, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, Valley Head Start parents, Ed Thomas, Tlingit and Haida Central Council, Alaska Dames and Gents and anyone we may have left off. Thank you.

Lis Saya and the Valley Head Start staff


Thanks for helping install the state flags

Thanks to the following members of Friends of the Flags who came out on a blustery, cold and wet morning, April 29, to install the 50 state flags along Egan Drive: Hal Cleek, Hans Mercer, Bob Van Slyke, Jim Akin, Jim Carroll, George Fisher, Tom Wagner, Rick Martin, Rich Etheridge and Wayne Hoyt.

Thanks also to Tyler Rentals for supplying the manlift crane that enables the crew to work at the required height. Tyler has generously donated this piece of equipment for many years.

KINY/KSUP radio produces the public announcements that bring in the donations that fuel the project. We're grateful for their assistance.

This is the 30th year that Friends of the Flags has been involved in this community pride endeavor. This wouldn't have been possible without the generosity of you people who have donated over the years. You are truly the friends of the flags.

Rudy J. Ripley

Chairman, Friends of the Flags


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