Thanks for assisting in Fourth of July flag-raising

Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009

All of us at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following individuals, groups and organizations for their assistance in making the 50th Anniversary of Alaska Statehood Celebration Fourth of July flag-raising event a historic and memorable event.

Thank you to the following individuals and groups for being part of the July 4 flag-raising event:

Sen. Dennis Egan; Rev. Dr. Walter Soboleff; Deputy City Mayor Jeff Bush; Clark Gruening; Carolyn Noe and Yees Ku Oo; Ellery Lumbab and Alitaptap Philippine Folkloric Group/ FCI; Taku Post 5559 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America; Richard S. McCaster, SrA and the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific; and the Alaska Youth Choir.

A special thank you to the following Bell Ringers for signifying Alaska's place as the 49th state in the Union!

Romer Derr, Marie Olson, Bob Sam, Gloria Sarabia and Deputy City Manager Jeff Bush.

A huge thank you to the following city departments and staff for making this all possible:

Marc Matsil and Sheila Fisher of city Parks and Recreation Department; Brent Fischer, Joab Cochrane and city Building Maintenance staff; Kevin Brady, Jonathan Mollick and the city Parks and Landscaping Staff; Derron Peterson and staff at Centennial Hall; Kristi West and Zach Gordon Youth Center staff.

Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their support and help with this event:

Pam Varni and Don Johnston of Legislative Affairs Agency for helping with the bell ringing ceremony; the Juneau Police Department for assisting with the road closure; Gareth Jones, Facility Manager of the State Office Building for assistance with parking, Representative Cathy Munoz and her staff for their support and willingness to help; Heritage Coffee Company for providing coffee during the event; and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council for generously donating chairs for the event.

Thank you to the Capital City Celebration Board for providing a lovely reception and for your continued support in preparation for this event:

Kathy Hildre, president, Kaysa Korpela, Kathie Roemich, Kirby Day, Jane Lindsey, Romer Derr and Kathy Ruddy.

And last, but certainly not least a big thank you to our cadre of volunteers for helping ensure the event ran smoothly:

Anne Schultz, Barbara Potter, Celina Tandy, Cristine Crooks, Dan Beason, Dick Kent, Marie Kent, Gary Gillette, Judy Cole, Marie Darlin, Patty Winegar, Karen Garrett, Sarah Shoemaker, Amie Aldana,Marilyn Clark and Kay Shelton.

Jane Lindsey, Alysia McLain, Addison Field and Claire Imamura

Juneau-Douglas City Museum


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