Thank you

Posted: Friday, May 21, 2004

... to Holland America

The Douglas Community United Methodist Church and the Gastineau Elementary School wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Holland America Lines for its grant of $500 to our School Breakfast program. Holland America Lines, through its Community Advisory Board, provides many grants to local service and nonprofit groups in Juneau.

The School Breakfast program uses unpaid volunteers from the church and donations for purchasing food to serve a hot breakfast each school day to over 50 children. Hunger does affect learning! Studies show that children who have breakfast do better in school than those who do not.

We applaud Holland America Lines for being more than a corporation. Their care and concern for our youngest Alaskans shows that they are a neighbor in our community. So, "Thank You" neighbor for providing over 1,250 breakfasts for the children!

Ron Covey, pastor Douglas Community United Methodist Church

Angie Lunda, principal Gastineau Elementary School

... to Allen Marine

Through the generosity of Allen Marine Tours and the captain and crew of the St. Herman, Cub Scouts from Pack 6 and their families had the pleasure of a whale watching cruise on Saturday, May 8. The boys delighted in watching whales, seals and seabirds, while exploring the beautiful waters of Southeast Alaska. Not only was the cruise a perfect way to enjoy an afternoon, but the kind donation of McDonald's ice cream coupons from the Auke Bay harbormaster topped off the day for the Cub Scouts. Thank you Allen Marine Tours.

Charlie Jones

Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 6

... to Capital Cab

I flew into Juneau from Anchorage and had a six-hour wait to catch the ferry to Haines. I learned to my dismay that since 9/11 there were no longer any lockers at the airport to store my luggage. I spoke to Russ, a driver for Capital Cab, and asked if he would take me to downtown Juneau, keep my two pieces of luggage, pick me up at 2 o'clock and take me to the ferry terminal. He readily agreed and I was able to enjoy a wonderful four hours walking the streets of Juneau on a beautiful day, versus sitting in the airport whiling away five hours. In this day and age I think that this was service well above and beyond. It was well appreciated.

Gladys Meacock


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