Thank you

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2000

...for center renovation

From September 1999 through June 2000, the Juneau Senior Center and Nutrition Program was moved to Fireweed Place while the facility in the Mountain View Apartment Annex was being renovated. This took a tremendous amount of work and resources on the part of many people; on behalf of the senior citizens of Juneau I'd like to publicly thank everyone who helped out during this critical time of transition.

First and foremost, Ted Vadman almost singlehandedly handled the entire move of the program over to Fireweed. Senior Citizens Support Services, the operator of Fireweed Place, donated the kitchen and dining room areas with equipment, and the staff was tremendously helpful while we were located there. An enthusiastic ``thank you'' goes to Hugh Grant who donated valuable storage space for all our furniture. Reliable Transfer donated the careful move of the Senior Center's precious piano to and from Northern Light United Church. I also wish to thank the staff of Northern Light for caring for the piano and the seniors who used the facility during the renovation.

Finally, I want to express our appreciation to Amy Hiley and the staff of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (owner and operator of the Mountain View facility) for their patience and help during the transition. We are so pleased with the lovely renovation of the Juneau Senior Center and look forward to a growing number of senior citizens enjoying it.

Marianne Mills

NTS Regional Coordinator

Southeast Senior Services/CCS

...for hospitality

We were guests in your fair city for a week spanning the Fourth of July weekend. We enjoyed the fireworks, the parade and all the festivities and the friendly hospitality of the area.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the following citizens:

An anonymous young Alaska Native mom who sat next to us at the parade then spent the next day-and-a-half attempting to find us to return a fanny pack lost by one of our party. Her anguish at losing her ``whole life'' was replaced by joy at its return and appreciation for the good faith exhibited.

Dr. Gordon Preecs of Tongass Regional Eye Clinic who worked one of our number into his busy schedule when an eye problem seemed to be developing just as we were leaving for the hinterlands.

Marc Choquette of AC/DC Electrical who performed a speedy repair job on our boat after our gear shift cable broke causing a collision which slightly damaged his boat, Glacier Seal.

Pat McGee, skipper of the Glacier Seal, for suggestions of secure anchorages and places of interest in the surrounding area.

Pete and Jay Frank, liveaboards on Shad, who offered transportation and many other types of assistance and hospitality.

Last but not by any means least, Marge Klein, a friend of the family who spent parts of two days showing us the highlights of the town and its environs.

Our experience with Alaskan people, especially those of Juneau, was truly rewarding. We won't forget our stay with you.

The crew of the Sea Change, Seattle

John and Joan Barker, Kay Jones, Cathy Elder

...for fitness challenge

To all the co-sponsors, community members and SEARHC Health Promotion staff who helped out with the Eagles vs. Ravens Walk Challenge 2000.

I would like to thank all of you for your hard work and contributions to the SEARHC's 2nd annual Eagles vs. Ravens Walk Challenge. I could not have done it without your support!

Our motto this year from Hannah is: ``The best prize of all is your health!''

SEARHC Health Promotion Staff: Mary Becker; student staff: Ishmael Hope, Hannah Slotnick and Vanessa Glanzer; SEARHC staff: Ken Brewer, Pres., and Sarah Paddock; community members: Dolores Cadiente, David Shorty, Myrna Sharclane, Bunny and Mike Mercer, Lorraine Jacobs, Joe Isturis, Kristn Holzinger, Vivian Kokotovich, Dianne Carrier and Marietta Hopkins.

The model of the Eagles vs. Raven Walk Contest came from the community of Klukwan.

Co-sponsors included: SEARHC Health Promotion and Diabetes programs; Tlingit and Haida Community Council; Juneau ANB Camp 2; Body Works Fitness; Juneau Racquet Club; Kootznoowoo Inc.; Kinetic Massage; Fred Meyer; Fitness Plus; Kundalini Yoga of Juneau; Goldbelt Corp.; Sealaska Corp.; Tlingit and Haida Central Council; Cutting Edge Salon; Nugget Alaskan Outfitter; and Roy's Custom Printing.


...for graduation party

We, the graduated Class of 2000, would like to take the opportunity thank everyone that was involved with the after graduation party. We appreciate all of the hard work from the parents and community that was put into this party. The party allowed all of the graduated students and their guests to enjoy the evening while staying safe. With the contributions made by the community, the students were able to enjoy carnival games, live and DJ music, terrific food and hundreds of prizes.

We hope that the support of the community and the upcoming senior parents continues on through the next school year. Again, thank you for your support.

Juneau Douglas High School Class of 2000

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