Thank you

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2001

...for parade support

The Juneau Fourth of July Parade Committee wishes to thank all of the following people who through their contributions made this another successful year.

The Juneau Amateur Radio Club, Richard Kaplan, Rebecca Sakarias, Anne Fuller, Howard Sheperd, Jack Gregson, Sam Smith and Bob Bigman.

We would also like to thank the following award sponsors.

Honda Hut/Team Toyota, Reliable Transfer Co., Nugget Alaska Outfitters, Donna's Restaurant, Perseverance Glass, Jordan Creek Coffee, Valley Breeze-In, Alaskan & Proud, Wee Fishie Shoppe, Copy Express, Before & After Photo Editing, Douglas Inn, Valley Sentry Lumber & Hardware, Juneau Photo Works, Roswick Giles Music, Harri Plbg & Heating, Valley Auto Parts Center, Veterans of Foreign Wars Taku 5559 and Ladies Auxiliary Special Angels, Roxy Kohler, Dawn Skrzynski, Heritage Coffee Co., Golden North Printers, Cellular One, Eckland's Sings/Capitol Embroidery, Evergreen Ford, Oliver's Trophies & Engraving, Mail Box Etc., Mendenhall Library, David Log Cabin, KATH-TV, Bob and Ken Belanger, KINY/KSUP and KTOO FM & TV.

The Juneau Fourth of July Parade Committee

...for help with the float

Gastineau Human Services Corporation would like to thank the many volunteers who helped make our Fourth of July float a success. Particular thanks goes out to Alaska Marine Lines for the use of a flat bed trailer, to Brad and Mariann Bethel for their tireless devotion to assembling the float, to Keith Brososky for his auto painting skills, and to Rob Butler and Erin Cruz for their vision and organizational ability. We would also like to once again thank the Juneau Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, Lemon Creek Correctional Center, Southeast Alaska Probation Office, Juvenile Probation, Health and Social Services Department - Office of F.A.S., Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Community Policing Program, A.W.A.R.E., the energetic management and staff of White Oak Broadcasting of Alaska Inc. - Magic 100.7 and Star 102.7 FM, Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp #2, and Sealaska Corporation for being good community justice partners and promoting responsible behavior in our community.

Greg Pease, Executive Director

...for helping MDA

On behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the more than 250 Alaska families we serve, I would like to thank everyone who participated in MDA-Alaska's 17th annual Only Fools Run at Night on June 22. The event was a great success in terms of turnout and money raised to benefit MDA-Alaska, with 300 runners and walker participating and raising $9,450 in entry fees and fundraising. Without the generous support and help of Juneau residents and businesses, this event could not have happened.

The backbone of this event is the volunteers, sponsors, donors and participants. The Only Fools Run at Night could not have gone as smoothly and successfully as it did without everyone's support and contribution.

I want to extend my most sincere gratitude to the following sponsors and volunteers for their support of this event and MDA-Alaska: Juneau Racquet Club, Alaska Airlines, Printing Trade Company, Juneau Empire, KSUP/KINY, Oliver's Trophies, Tyler Rental, ACS Wireless, Nugget Outfitters, Centennial Hall, Zach Gordon Youth Center, Wings of Alaska, The Silverbow, Alaska Travel Adventures, Auke Nu Tours, the Fiddlehead, the Peeples Family, Officer Mike Tagaban and the Juneau Citizens Patrol, US Coast Guard Station Juneau, Ken Maas and the Southeast Roadrunners, Juneau Wholesale, Northern Sales of Alaska, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Juneau, Super Bear Supermarket, Fred Meyer, Runner's World, Stellar Designs, Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventures, Perseverance Theatre, Seventh Heaven, Rainbow Foods, Glacier Cinemas, Thane Ore House, Eaglecrest Ski Area, Chilly Willy's Car Wash, Teena Laramie and the numerous volunteers.

Thank you all so much!

MDA-Alaska is committed to providing services for families in Alaska living with any one of 43 neuromuscular diseases. MDA believes that there are no incurable diseases, only disease 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.

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

Nell L. Higginbotham

District Director


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