Thank you

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2004

... for finding shoe on Brotherhood Bridge trail

I would like to thank the person (or persons), who found my daughter's Dora shoe Tuesday, June 1, on the Brotherhood Bridge Trail. I didn't notice it was missing until we got back to the parking lot. I went back along the trail a little ways to look for it, but I ran out of time. When I did have a chance to go back later that evening to look for it again, I found it right away at the trailhead. Thanks so much for picking it up and bringing it back to the parking lot.

Gina Shirey-Potts

Juneau

... for helping with Seaweek Program

DIPAC hosted its annual spring Seaweek program April 13-23 in conjunction with the Juneau School District. Nearly 600 students and adults visited the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor Center to participate in these classes. DIPAC would like to say a big thanks to the following folks for helping make our 2004 Seaweek field trip program so successful: Princess Tours for providing transportation for the school classes, Stephanie Hoag and Marcia Ballard of the Juneau School District for their coordination of the Seaweek program, all the teachers, parents and friends who provided guidance for the students during the field trips, and Neil Stichert of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for his special assistance in helping us acquire microscopic equipment through the Alaska Coastal Program to enhance our education technology. A special praise goes to our community volunteers who shared their love of marine biology with our students: George Bonnett, Emma and David Deats, Debbie Douglass and Helena Zimmerman. John Anderson of Juneau-Douglas High School also recruited some very special student volunteers from his biology classes to assist with teaching: Miriah Brown, Jordan Harvey, Katie Laliberte, Lani Lumbob and Katie Willis. Last, but not least, are our volunteer specimen collectors who helped bring life to our aquariums and touch tanks: George Bonnett, Toby Coate, Jordan Harvey, Matthew Mattson, Jake Miller, Linda Shaw, Sherry Tamone and Sue Walker.

Rich Mattson,

education coordinator

Rob Parsons,

tourism director

... for contributing to breakfast program

Riverbend Community School would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support and contributions toward our breakfast program. Thanks to so many caring and generous individuals and organizations in our great community. No Riverbend student has started their school day hungry!

Thank you: Riverbend Parent Teacher Organization-Sue Reishus-O'Brie, President; the Valley Breeze In; Brownie Troops No. 15 and 17; Cub Scouts Pack 21; ALPHA-THETA-ESA; Mendenhall Flying Lions; Elks; SE Alaska Panhandlers MC; Girl Scout Troops No. 33 and 39; Tiger Scouts Pack 21; Super Bear Supermarket; Costco; Fred Meyers; Karen and Jessica Erickson; Barb Bechtold; Karen Peeples; Verlyn Winn; Janna Smith; Laura Gilbert; Chris Snyder; Grandpa Nick; Heidi and Harris Graves; the Barriers Grant team: Lynette Dihle, Carolyn Kelley, Brenda Weaver, Kim Hansen and Carmen Mastronardo Katasse.

In addition, a big thanks to our many families and friends who donated food, price-smashers and money towards our breakfast program.

The staff and students of Riverbend Community School

... for supporting the Build It Now group

Whether it was walking door-to-door, waving signs, fund-raising, planning advertisements or keeping the books, there was never a shortage of volunteers for the Build It Now group that supported the new valley high school.

So much energy was poured out by a large number of folks to fight the battle to improve Juneau's educational system and see the valley high school come to fruition. Although the prospects do not look good for the new school, we can't thank enough all of the many volunteers that dedicated countless hours of their time for this campaign.

Special thanks to Reed Stoops, Betsy Brenneman, Frank and Sally Rue, Andy Kline, Nancy DeCherney, Mike Schmitz, Margie Ridgeway, Gayle Trivette, Amy Skilbred, School Board members Mary Becker, Bob VanSlyke, Andi Story and Assembly members Randy Wanamaker, Stan Ridgeway and Dan Peterson.

Thanks also for the support of our local community leaders, including our legislative delegation, the Chamber of Commerce, the Juneau Assembly, Goldbelt and Sealaska Heritage Institute, and the financial assistance provided by the labor unions, Subway, Duck Creek Market and all the hundreds of individuals who donated to support the fight.

Education is a critical piece of our community, both for Juneau's citizens and those that are looking to relocate to our area. Let us all remain hopeful that our city's citizens and leaders do not give up, and that we continue to seek new ways to offer better educational opportunities for our kids, right here in Juneau.

Jeff Bush and Bill Peters,

co-chairs of Build it Now

... to Margret and Dave

I would like to run a thank you for the Skyler Kim Memorial here at our school done by the Glacier Valley Mrs. Peels' fifth grade. Donated by Margret and Dave of Landscape Alaska, and the bark from Super Bear and Fred Meyer. Planting was done by the Boy Scout Troop 12, Cub Scout Pack 9. Thank you,

Monica Casipit

Glacier Valley School

... for your support

The Juneau Gold Miners Posse would like to thank the following local business and private supporters - First Bank, Wells Fargo, Capitol Arms, A&P market, Gourmet Alaska, Checkmate Pawn, Western Auto, Nugget Outfitter, Alaska Knife Co., Fishermans Bend, Outdoor Headquarters, Juneau Gun Club, Pepsi, Coke, Brian Buck, Gegg's Toys, Jim Anderson, Bicknell Construction and Helping Hands - for making our annual Spring Avalanche Stampede an outstanding event. And, a big tip of the hat to all the members that worked so hard to make this a great event.

Buckskin John

Territorial governor

Juneau Gold Miners Posse

... for taking care of elders

I wish to thank Sealaska and all the people involved with taking care of the elders during Celebration 2004.

I don't usually consider myself an elder, but believe me, I do now. We were treated like royalty and I was so proud of being one and being here to witness Celebration 2004 and watch all the dance groups perform.

I also wish to thank my daughter, Teresa Germain, publicly for paying for my airfare to be here for Celebration 2004. It was my Mother's Day gift. Again, thank you to all.

Marie L. (Reyes) Bottoms

Suquamish, Wash.



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