Thank you

Posted: Friday, July 01, 2005

... for supporting Kai

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the many people who helped make Kai's benefit, on June 3 at the Hangar Ballroom, a success. We are so grateful for the support of our friends and community members. The power of the Juneau community is amazing. Money raised will help our family with medical-related expenses for years to come.

We'd first like to recognize and thank our dear friends who planned and organized the event: Kathy Washburn and Trevor Gong, Lori King, Alex Gembala, Pagan Hill, and Colena Jones. In addition, thanks to the many folks who helped set up, clean up, and prepare food.

Next, we thank the Hangar for donating the Hangar Ballroom for the event, Alaskan Brewing Co. for supplying delicious beer, Colette Costa for calling the live auction, and the following musicians for providing rockin' tunes all night: Patrice Helmar, Sam Burrows, Albert McDonnell, Dale McFarlin, and the new band Zoomante. For food donations and food preparation, we would like to thank Safeway, Costco, Jerry's Meats, Northern Keta, and Faulkner Banfield.

Finally, thank you to the following local businesses and community members who donated items to the auction: Allen Marine Tours, Alaskan Brewing Co., Colena Jones, Medicine Dragon Massage, The Plant People, Costa's Diner, Alaska Discovery, Paradise Bakery, Mobile Massage, Rachael Juzeler, Juneau Racquet Club, Mark and Heather Ridgway, Trevor Gong, Mark Haeronymous, Juneau Fly Fishing Goods, Eagle Valley Center, Rainbow Foods, Juneau Dance Unlimited, Jan Rumble, Christine Schmale, Pair-A-Dice, Mount Roberts Tramway, Friendly Planet, Pagan Hill, Blue Riley, Daddy O, Seventh Heaven, Haines Brewery, The Rock Dump, Kodiak Coat Company, Keith Crocker, Juneau Family Birth Center, The Island Pub, Made in the Shade, Emily Cane MD, Chris Mertle, The Alaskan Hotel, Paula Wright, Brian Chilton, Cecelia Eggers, Yumi Arimitsu, Juneau Veterinary Hospital, Hayden Garrison, John Church, Rainforest Yoga, Erica Madison, The A-J Mine, Karen Larson, Hummingbird Hollow, Gene Chilton, Lori King, Doug Chilton, Happy Heart Creations, Heidi Graves, Four Seasons Tours, Monica Ritter, Gourmet Alaska, Landscape Alaska, Patrick Ripp, Galligaskins, Douglas Café, Neil Slotnick, Northlander Grill, Wild Spice Café, Wings of Alaska and Sam Stracner.

This event will live forever in our hearts and our memories. Thanks to you all.

Kate McCartney and Charlie


... for encouraging us

Hooptime Basketball would like to publicly thank the many fine individuals, organizations and businesses that encouraged and aided us in our third season as developers of a competitive basketball league in Juneau. We, the parents, coaches and board members would never be able to provide the programming and opportunities for the middle youth without the generous assistance of dozens of caring supporters. This list cannot be considered perfect, and if we have missed you, please do not consider it a slight. It is more an indication of how much we need your help.

Thanks to: Holland America, Fastbreak Club, Juneau Parks and Recreation Department, Juneau Community Schools, Vito 'n' Nicks Pizza, Odom Distributors, Fred Meyer, Costco, Landscape Alaska, Commercial Signs, First National Bank of Alaska, R & M Engineering, Bullwinkle's and Stellar Financial Services.

Keep your eyes open for the Hooptime 3-on-3 tournament to be played as part of the Fourth of July celebrations.

Hooptime board of directors

... to all Alaskans

I would like to thank all the Alaskans who showed such tremendous support for Eielson Air Force Base while the BRAC Commission was in town. I was proud of the Fairbanks community and of the people from across the state who gathered in Fairbanks for the effort. Whether making signs, T-shirts, attending meetings, writing letters, or calling in donations, your support was invaluable.

The state and local save Eielson task forces did an outstanding job showing the Base Realignment and Closure commissioners why this base is a vital part of our community and our national security.

Alaska is strategically important for our nation's defense, as the gateway to the Pacific Rim and the air crossroads of the world. I was proud of the case we made for Eielson. And, of course, Eielson is important to the economy of Fairbanks and our state.

Again, thank you for your help and support. Together, we can continue to protect and build Alaska, and continue our efforts to shape a bright future for our great state.

Frank H. Murkowski


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