Thank you...

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2000

...for fund raising

During the Marlintini's Tournament held recent, we sold food at Dimond Park to raise funds for the Avon Breast Cancer Three-Day (a 60-mile walk to raise money for breast cancer outreach programs and medical research) that I'll be participating in during the month of October in California. I'd like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their assistance. Because of their generosity, the event was an overwhelming success.

Jim Austin - Head Cook (OK, the only cook!); Myke Austin - errand runner/food preparer; Kiera Messing - order taker/money handler/setup/cleanup; Krisi Hicks - all around superhero - what doesn't she do?; Dave Stevens - carrier of heavy things and setup/cleanup guy; Dale Hicks - laborer; Loren Cummins - laborer; Shelly Hurt - errand runner/food preparer/cleanup; Ashley Larson - order taker and money handler; Ryan (Bubba) Larson - order taker and money handler; Taylor Larson - peanut seller; Marge Stevens - homemade apple pies; Rose Westika - coffee pots; Kathy Thatcher - coffee pots; Vicki Tomal - coffee pot tracker; Mari Meiners - use of tables and all-around support; Regan Tweedy - for the use of the camper; Paul Heywood - help getting the camper; Russel and Maggie Ford - use of the tent.

Businesses: Shelly Kincaid, TAKU 105, for the on air interview; Juneau Wholesale - Rod; Breeze In - Al Ahlgren; AAA Moving and Storage - Phil Rolfe; Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Alaska - Hal; Java Jazz - Kim Kenney; Jovany's - Al and Nita Soriano; Sysco Food Service of Alaska - Samantha; Copy Works; Northern Sales Co. of Alaska - Bob.

Major contributors: Dale and Krisi Hicks; Marge and Schuyler Stevens; Dave and Mari Meiners; Loren and Jan Cummins.

Permitting help: Amber at Parks and Recreation; Tom Park at Department of Environmental Conservation.

Without the help of these businesses and people, this event could not have happened. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who helped. Thanks also to everyone who purchased food at the ball field - it was a great weekend. Thanks again!

Staci Stevens

...for Fools Run

On behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the families we serve, I would like to thank everyone who participated in our 16th annual Only Fools Run at Midnight on June 23. Two hundred thirty-seven runners and walkers gathered at Centennial Hall to participate in this event, now a Juneau tradition. Once again, the run was successful, raising more than $8,000 to benefit the MDA-Alaska. Without the generous support and help of Juneau residents and businesses, this event could not have happened.

First of all, I want to thank Officer Michael Tagaban who was greatly responsible for making this a safe event. With the help of the Juneau Citizens Patrol, Officer Tagaban made every effort to maintain safety for not only the event participants, but also the Juneau downtown traffic. The U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau is also to be commended for providing valuable volunteer support in assisting with traffic control. Steve Fisher and his crew were very instrumental in making the run safe and organized.

Our generous sponsors deserve special recognition because without them the race would not have been possible. A very special thank you is owed to Alaska Airlines, which donated two round-trip tickets as a fund raising incentive. We owe great gratitude to all of our race sponsors: Tyler Rental for providing the Big Light at the start and end of the race, The Printing Trade Co. for printing our registration brochures and posters, and Oliver's Trophies and Engraving for providing medals and plaques. The Juneau Empire, KSUP and KINY provided us with outstanding media promotion. Thanks also goes to KTOO for giving us an opportunity to speak about MDA-Alaska and the race. The staff at both Juneau Racquet Club locations did a great job of handling pre-registration.

Special thanks to Zach Gordon Youth Center and the Southeast Roadrunners for providing the necessary race equipment.

Thanks to all of our prize sponsors: Wings of Alaska, Auk Nu Tours, Alaska Travel Adventures, Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, Heritage Coffee, Thane Ore House and Salmon Bake, Aah Angel's B&B, Growley Bear B&B, Alaska Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Costco, Breeze In, Budget Tapes and CDs, Chilly Willy's Car Wash, Susan's Hallmark, the Rubber Stamp Co., Duck Creek Market, Eaglecrest Ski Area, Focal Point Books, Gary's Custom Detailing, Glacier Cinemas, Hair Jazz, Jovany's, Mike's Fine Foods, Perseverance Theatre, Prospector Hotel, Rainbow Foods, Sunburst on the Wharf, Western Auto and Marine, Seventh Heaven and the Atrium Cafe. We greatly appreciate the food and beverages donated by Silverbow Bagel Bakery, the Fiddlehead, El Sombrero, Northern Sales of Alaska, Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Juneau, Juneau Wholesale, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Alaska, Alaskan & Proud, and Superbear Supermarket. Thanks also goes to Alaska Glacier Seafoods for providing an ice tote to keep the beverages cool.

The backbone of this event is the volunteer support we receive. The race could not have gone as smoothly without the help of Carly and Shannon Perkins, Mike, Catherine Pusich, the Coast Guard group and all the other volunteers who participated. Thank you all so much!

MDA-Alaska is committed to providing services for families in Alaska living with any one of 40 neuromuscular diseases. MDA believes that there are no incurable diseases, only diseases for which there is no cure. As MDA scientists remain on the cutting edge of genetic research, a cure comes closer with each dollar raised. MDA-Alaska and the families we serve hope that day will come soon, but until then we still need people to fund raise, run or walk, and to hope. Together we'll make it happen!

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible and everyone who believes in MDA-Alaska!

Nell L. Higginbotham

District Director



...for anniversary dinner

We want to thank the people who came to show their love to Dave and Gracie Weins at the June 21 dinner. Dave and Gracie were the first missionaries to Hoonah and Angoon in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The Weins said coming here to see all their old friends was the highlight of their trip and the best 50th wedding anniversary gift they could receive.

Thank you to all who came to make this a success and to the people who came in from Hoonah.

Sophie McKinley and Family

...for senior party

As co-chairs of the Celebrate Safety Party given June 3 for the high school seniors, we would like to thank the many, many individuals and businesses who made this party possible.

We want to thank here personally Jerry and Bev Harmon, who generously put on a fantastic carnival at the party, and the following steering committee members: Marcia and Bill Ballard, Lynne Barte, Pam Brewer, Pam Croan, Ampy Cruz, Deanna Dennis, Sharon Denton, Paul Dick, Nancy Fletcher, Evie Glanzer, Chris Hansen-Tatham, Tom and P.J. Karpstein, Jim Keikkala, Beth Landvatter, Bebhinn McIlroy, Sally McLaughlin, Parry Mothershead, Glenda Palmer, Margaret Pisa, Stan and Margie Ridgeway, Chris and Gail Roust, Mary Ver and Kalei Wery. Thanks here also to Robert Fletcher and Bob Mothershead, who each helped out in many ways, and to members of Southeast Alaska Guidance Association and Gastineau Human Services who volunteered their time. Many additional people volunteered their time for the work of our various committees - Thank you all!

Ellen and Corey Pavitt

...for providing food

Jim Wilson, and the folks at Coastal Helicopters: many thanks for your donation of helicopter time this past month. Your support in moving over 3,000 pounds of food into Eagle River Scout Camp was greatly appreciated. I know the Scouts who will be at camp over the next few weeks will enjoy eating it.

From an organization that depends upon the whole community for its support you have certainly done your share as a corporate citizen to support our Boy Scout programs.

Again, thank you.

Lane Stumme, Scout Executive

Southeast Alaska Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

...for frisbee contest

Super Dog Frisbee 2000 a success! Thanks to all that showed up for the event, special thanks to the participants and their K-9 wonders. We had 13 wonderful furry friends compete.

The first place winner in the contest was Kerry Lear and her star dog ``G.G.''

Second place winner was Paul Leopold and his star dog ``Larry.''

And our third place winner has been our first place winner in the past, Dave Gabert and his star dog ``Pooh Roshkie.''

We would also like to thank the following for their help and participation in the event:

Pet Nanny for the fantastic gift baskets for first and second place, and for helping to judge the event.

Magic 100.7 for the live coverage and offering their time as judges.

Thanks to our fund raising chair for all her help!

From all of us at GHS, but most of all from the animals, thanks to all and see you again next year!

...for scout leader

On behalf of the Cub Scouts of Pack 10, sponsored by the Douglas Community United Methodist Church, I'd like to express appreciation for the hours that Jon Lyman, Aquatic Education Coordinator, Division of Sport Fish, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, spent teaching the fundamentals of fly tying and casting.

Our boys were enthralled with Jon's patient instruction and their ability to have hands-on success. Under his watchful eye in several sessions, each boy tied at least two to three flies and practiced casting. It was a wonderful introduction to a lifelong hobby. Jon enjoys working with young people. I encourage other youth groups in the Juneau area to take advantage of this wonderful resource person.

Bruce Botelho


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