... for your time
I am writing to thank the staff and participating inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional center for allowing students in my American government classes to visit the facility and attend a seminar with staff and inmates. The field trip to Lemon Creek is an immeasurable learning opportunity.
From the moment that students loaded onto the institution bus, until their return to the Juneau-Douglas High School campus they were attentive. The experience made them think and talk, a truly memorable outing.
I also want to extend individual thank you's to Jeanne Fischer and former Superintendent Dan Carothers. For many years their commitment, support and participation has assured the success of many such seminars. Thank you.
Sara Hannan, government teacher
Juneau-Douglas High School
... for help on museum day
I submit the following thank you letter on behalf of the Historic Resources Advisory Committee and the City and Borough of Juneau.
Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who assisted with and contributed to the success of Museum Day and History Walk 2005, held on May 15. The Alaska State Museum, the last chance Mining Museum, and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum all opened their doors for this event, and with help from KTOO and the Juneau Empire for publicity, locals and tourists alike were able to learn about Juneau's history in an event for the entire family. Special thanks also go to Princess Tours and the Last Chance Mining Museum, who provided shuttle buses between event locations. The Triangle Club, the Bergman Hotel, Key Bank, and Shattuck and Grummett were kind enough to allow CBJ staff to photograph historic photos in their possession for inclusion in the CBJ archives, as well as for use in window posters on display throughout downtown Juneau. The Alaskan Hotel and bar deserves thanks for hosting Ghost Tours and a tasting and talk by the Alaskan Brewing Company, which also deserves thanks. Other area businesses and supporters of this event include the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Centennial Hall, the Holy Trinity Church, Hearthside Books, Midnight Sun Gifts, George's Gift Shop, and the Gastineau Channel Historical Society. Final thanks go to James Bibb, Pua Maunu, Chris Beanes, and the Silverbow Inn for the talk on Historic Preservation at the Back Room on May 22.
Susan Marvin, chairwoman
CBJ Historic Resources Advisory Committee
... for showing the colors
The Douglas 4th of July Committee thanks all Douglas residents, organizations and businesses for decorating their buildings with flags and patriotic colored decorations for Flag Day, June 14. Please leave them up though July 4, Independence Day, to help make a super holiday in Douglas.
The Douglas Volunteer Firefighters judged properties early Tuesday evening. View owners' decorations at the following locations. Let them know we appreciate their efforts. The winners are:
Business: The Island Pub, first place; Pat's Douglas Inn, second place; Douglas Depot, third place; Little Mermaid, honorable mention
Nonprofit: Perseverance Theatre, first place; Douglas United Methodist Church, second place
Apartment: Totem Apartments Building, 1310 Fourth St., first place, decorated by Rich Clyme No. 7; Apartment F, 2121 Larson Creek Road, second place, Tami Ecklund
Condo: 1005 Second St., first place; 1007 Second St., second place; 2167 Crowhill Road, third place
House: 311 C St., first place; 305 F St., second place; 1309 2nd St., third place; 1315 3rd St., honorable mention
Douglas Fourth of July Committee
... for the donations
The Harborview PTA would like to thank Fred Meyer, Costco and Heritage Coffee for all their donations to make our fifth-grade graduation a big success. We couldn't do these events without the support of these businesses. Thank you.
From the parents and the PTA of Harborview