Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2002

...for all the help.

I am an eighth-grader at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Last month, we had our eighth grade dance. Before this was allowed to happen we had to get everything set up. More than 20 parents and staff members were involved in taking time out from their work to come to DZ and help our Student Council set-up.

Their generous time and effort helped to make the dance a great success and everyone loved the dance. As an active student in Student Council I would just like to say "Thank You to all the parents and staff members at DZ who made the Dzantik'i Heeni eighth grade dance a success." A special tribute to Melanie Monagle for gathering the decorations at the last minute due to a district mishap in ordering. Ms. McCoy, our student council advisor hung in there despite being eight months pregnant. The Class of 2006 will appreciate it forever!

Erin Thompson


...for the contributions.

The students of Glacier Valley recently completed a year-long art experience titled "One World-Celebrating Cultural Diversity Through Art." Every Tuesday afternoon classes were able to participate in visual art experiences based on a variety of cultural traditions.

We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of this program: Carrs and Fred Meyer donated paper grocery sacks for the Aboriginal Bark Painting, Les Schwab donated inner tubes for Inuit Print Making, Golden North Printers donated Aluminum sheets for counter-rrepuosse, Alaska State Surplus supplied sheets for Javanese Batik and the Kubota family who loaned carp windsocks for the Japanese fish banner lesson.

As with any program that is added to the student's day, numerous volunteers put in countless hours in preparing and teaching these art lessons. I would like to thank the following parents and staff at Glacier Valley Elementary School: Elizabeth Tousley, Mike Tousley, Valorie Ringle, Valerie Gilligan, Ian Leary, Donna Davin, Jean Mikesell, Harold Mikesell, Ann Ferlauto, Veronica Whitehead, Krystal Pamer, Joy Young, Jeremy Neldon, Doema Ferguson and Stephanie Wetherington.

I also would like to thank the students at Glacier Valley for their enthusiasm and creativity. These children are talented artists.

Susan Sielbach

Art Tuesday coordinator

...for all the hard work.

Thank you to the following volunteers for all their hard work and Juneau companies for their generous contributions for making our Spaghetti Feed fund-raiser/cake auction a success!

Volunteers and cake auction donator include: The Alt Family, the Elks Lodge, Mary Jane Tenny Bauer, Elizabeth Bauer, Cindy Boesser, Kymm and Julia Bowthorpe, Hillary Buck, Darla Buck, Brian Cahill, Isaiah Conley, Anna, Elena, and Adam Eberhardt, Maureen Eberhardt, Deb Erickson, Alex and Peter Erickson, Gail Ford and Andrea Stats, Galen, Jeff, Karen and Katy Goodell, Amy Hiley, Sue Hyatt, Tonia, Tyrel and Ethan Kramp, Winona Lamphere Jane Linsey, Gracie and Ann Olson, Sarah Paddock, Blue Riley, Jason Roman, Matt, Alison and Chris Talley, Molly and Chris Trostel, Alyssa and Audrey White, Jetta Whittaker, Bebhinn McIlroy and Cedar Millard.

Door Prize Donations: Rainbow Foods, the Fiddlehead Restaurant, Seventh Heaven, JRC/Alaska Club, The Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Chilly Willy's Car Wash, The Plum Tree, Theatre in the Rough, Gross Alaska Theater, Wee Fishie Shoppe, Hanger on the Wharf, Sunburst Tanning on the Wharf and The Douglas Cafe.

S.E.A.F.O.M. (Southeast Alaska Friends of Montessori)

...for all the help.

Thank you to all the members of the Juneau Macintosh Users Group who made our annual barbecue with special guests David Pogue and John de Lancie a smashing success. A special thanks to the following members for their contributions: John Shadwick for covering the rental cost of the shelter, Jessica Simone for setting up, John D'Armand for providing shuttle service, Thor Ryan for being pyroman, Mike Collins for catching the halibut, Chad Tudor for bringing the salmon, Joyce Sarles for "womaning" the grills, Darius Mannino for bringing ice and coolers, Gary Sloane for providing beverages, Deana Wilson for cleaning up, and Larry Buzzell and Ivan Hazelton for taking care of all the last minute details. Your sense of Mac spirit made a blustery day more memorable than most of the sunny days here in Juneau!

Danette Mae-Nugent

Public relations

Tim Nugent


Juneau Macintosh Users Group

...for the donations.

The Southeast Alaska Cancer and Wellness Foundation wishes to thank Alaska Coastal Helicopters for their generous donation of the proceeds from the May 5 Helicopter Flightseeing Fund-raiser. Jim and Dot Wilson, their Coastal Helicopter's crew and volunteers from Coastal Fuel and the United States Coast Guard worked hard to raise more than $5000 for the SEACWF Travel Assistance Program. The funds are for cancer patients who must travel outside Southeast Alaska for treatment. This program is managed by Lynne Wunsch of Wells Fargo Bank.

Thanks again to the fuelers from Coastal Fuel, Inc. Tim E. Higgins, Frederick D. Bell and Taven D. Dennis under the direction of fuel manager James H. Hanson. Pilots for Coastal Helicopters, John A Garrard, Hakon Savedt, Rudy J. Rossi and Chief Pilot R. Michael Rawson were supported by tour drivers supervisor John A. Hebert, driver Robert G. Casey, tour assistants Diana G. Herbert, Cody Mahle, Kevin M. Flannagan, and Katherine Gilday, and Julie K. Reifers and Nicki S. Cox, dispatch/schedulers. Mechanic, Jeffrey A Wiederspohn, assisted John W. Modrow, director of maintenance. Office support for the event was Beatric M. Findlay, Marketing Rep and Margaret E. Gordon, bookkeeper. Thanks also to Adm. James W. Underwood, commander of the 17th Coast Guard District and LDCR Matthew K. Creelman, Command, and Lt. Mark Vlaun, executive officer, both of the Coast Guard Cutter "Maple." Thank you, also, to all who were invited to this fund-raiser for their participation.

Patricia Yearty

...for fixing the road.

I have never written this type of letter before and do not have the voice to call in to Word of Mouth, but did want to say a public thank you.

Due to illness I have had to drive to and from the hospital sometimes more than once a day. I don't know whose responsibility it is to maintain that road on Hospital Drive but it was getting to be in very bad shape. I realize that there is a lot of traffic, not only of private cars, buses, emergency vehicles and now with all the new construction heavy equipment, but the holes just kept getting larger and larger.

I do want to say a public thank you to whoever was responsible for getting the pot holes filled and the rest of the drive patched. I have a feeling these patches are not going to last very long before they are kicked out again, but the effort is appreciated anyway.

Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Collais

...for the help.

The MADD Juneau Chapter and our Youth in Action members thank the Floyd Dryden students for their generous contribution to youth-oriented programs. During the last part of school the students decided to have a coin drive for MADD's Youth in Action programs. These focus on educating our community about the dangers of underage drinking through various projects both in schools and throughout Juneau. The Floyd Dryden students, assisted by Nancy Eiler, raised more than $200 in a matter of a few weeks. This money will help save lives.

Cindy Cashen

MADD Juneau Chapter

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