Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2002

...for the help.

On behalf of Juneau's bicycle commuters and the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club, I would like to thank everyone who helped with our second annual Bike To Work Day celebration on May 17.

I would especially like to thank our event sponsors: Super Bear Supermarket for providing and hosting a continental breakfast for our Valley riders, and Silverbow Bagels for providing bagels and coffee at the courthouse plaza.

I'd also like to thank all those that volunteered their time, energy and suggestions to serve on our planning committee, sign proclamations, assist with publicity, set up the breakfasts, andhelp with the many details for this event:

Rose Welton, Gary Miller, Odin Brudie, Rob Welton, Frankie Pillifant, Nancy Waterman, Riley Woodford, John Wray, Ken Alper, Jill Ramiel, the Juneau Empire, KTOO, KINY, KSRJ/Star 102.7 FM, Susan Fitzgerald, Capital Transit,

Mayor Sally Smith, Governor Tony Knowles, Pat Shea, and Craig Walsh.

Special thanks are due to Kerby Wright and his DOT and PF Juneau highway maintenance crew for ensuring that the bike lanes were swept clean to ensure safe cycling.

We urge Juneauites to join us in enjoying the health and socialbenefits of cycling to work. Let's make every day in Juneau Bike To Work Day!

Dennis Harris

Bike To Work Chairman

...for all the support.

Our school held it's annual Fun Run May 17 and there are folks who richly deserve a public thank you. First I want to thank the many staff members at Harborview who make a practice of volunteering to help others - Michele Schindler, Sue Baxter, Debbie Tillinghast, Marti Corcoran, Marilee Guiher, Darlene Jacobsen and Reilly Richey. The Harborview PTA helped out immensely with food - especially Marna Monegal and Nancy Peel - as well as course control. Parents Betsy Brenneman, Rebecca Mass and Amy Skilbred specifically organized, planned and helped out for weeks. Mr. Dye and all Harborview teachers helped the students and others on the race grounds and playground at Harborview.

The following groups donated services, expertise or goods; Fred Meyers donated food, the State Department of Transportation blocked off Egan Drive for the race, the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department provided race timing, the Juneau Trolley Car Co. transported children back to school from the race grounds (and was wildly popular!), the Juneau Police Department kept children comfortable and safe. McDonald's donated drinks and several containers. The Post Office kindly distributed notices to residents along the route.

Judy Miles, Chris Erickson, Chris Waste, Chris Gelotte and Susan Arasmith provided nursing expertise and biked the route. Many parents also walked or ran along with their children and others to encourage and support them.

Thanks all of you for your interest in Harborview fitness and spirit.

Dave Haas


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