Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2003

...for support of the 2003 Law Enforcement Torch Run

Special Olympics Juneau would like to thank the people of Juneau for their support of the 2003 Law Enforcement Torch Run on Saturday, May 17. Your generous pledges help Juneau's 53 athletes participate in year-round sports training and competitions.

The 2003 Law Enforcement Torch Run would not have been possible without the volunteer work of many law enforcement personnel and other individuals. Special Olympics Juneau appreciates the efforts of Officer Kris Sell for local event organization and coordination; Chris Ullrich for assisting with logistics and event coordination; U.S. Forest Service Special Agent Jon Herrick and other members of the Forest Service's Law Enforcement office for providing refreshments and helping with registration; Sitka Police Officer Todd Taylor; the FBI's Mary Beth Kepner; Juneau Police Officer Troy Wilson and other JPD officers; the Alaska State Troopers; and the US Coast Guard Station including Juneau's Adam Hunter; Michelle McEdward for presenting the awards to the top five athletes who raised the most money; Chris Burns, KINY; Bill Burk for appearing on Capital Chat and for helping with registration; Jim McEdward for helping with registration, delivering T-shirts and financial accounting; Joleen Wheeland for helping with publicity and fund-raising; and athletes Andrea, Ann F., Camille, Carl, Gary, Ed, Evvanne, Gina, Jacob, Jessie AKA "Smiley", Joanne, Josh, Jim, Karen, Kelly, Leroy, Luis, Mark Michelle, Nathan Niall, Rachel, Robert, Sabrina, Sara and Zach for gathering pledges and participating in the Run.

Special Olympics Juneau would also like to thank the many individuals, businesses and organizations who made a financial contribution. While space does not allow us to name each of you individually, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Special Olympics provides individuals with mental disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Our Juneau program is currently recruiting for an Area Director. If you or someone you know would like to become involved in Special Olympics Juneau or make a donation, please contact Special Olympics Juneau at P.O. Box 110206, Juneau, Alaska 99802, or by phone at 780-7850.

Deborah Gazaway

Special Olympics Juneau

...from the family of Richard G. Dalton Sr. for being with us

The family of Richard G. Dalton Sr. would like to take this time to say a heartfelt thank you to the Hoonah EMS Team, Hoonah Medical Staff, Sitka EMS and the SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Staff for the quality of care given. We also appreciate the many phone calls, well wishes, prayers and donations. Thanks to all the friends and family members that stood by our side.

Richard G. Dalton Sr.'s Family

...for helping the Glory Hole

"Take what you need, give what you can." This was the operative philosophy at a recent downtown neighborhood garage sale, and it worked very well. The Glory Hole thanks the good neighbors of the Casey Shattuck Addition (affectionately known as "The Flats") for their donation of over $1,500, raised through some hard but fun work.

We thank everyone who offered donations of goods and funds. We especially want to thank Northern Light United Church for offering use of its Fellowship Hall for this event; Erin and Tesia Meade for donating ingredients and baking many scrumptious goodies to sell to shoppers; the many Casey Shattuck Addition neighbors and several members of the Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship who assisted with set-up and take- down; and Terri and Jeff Campbell for overseeing the event all the way to the final dump run.

This donation comes to The Glory Hole at a particularly good time, as all four tires on our facility's van were slashed last week while parked at the Subport. Since replacing these tires was not included in our annual budget, we will dedicate this donation to this unexpected expense.

Juneau is blessed to have caring and generous people like the neighbors of the Casey Shattuck Addition. We continue to be grateful that we are a part of this wonderful community.

Jetta Whittaker

Executive Director, The Glory Hole

...for continued support

My thanks to Mr. Burns, Principal of Juneau Christian school and to the community of JCS for the continued support they have offered as I raise my 14- and 11-year-old children. Your philosophy is a blend with my own as I teach my children to love God, obey adults and work hard in school. Your efforts to teach my children personal development skills, spiritual tools to govern their life activities and to enjoy the search for academic excellence are compatible with all that I do as the parent in our home.

More than all of the aforementioned, I speak for my children and myself when I add that we each feel as though we are family members of your academic institution. This includes all your support staff (i.e. secretaries, custodians and bus drivers) who are pleasant, courteous and helpful. Teachers at JCS have always encouraged my participation in my children's studies, disciplinary issues and problems related to their development, and they have included me in field trips and other school activities.

Thank you for filling the gap caused by the absence of their mother, and for making me feel useful in their educational process.

Your Friend,

Charlie D. Hansen

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