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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Thanks for supporting Julius Cumlat Jr. in basketball tournament

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The family of Julius Cumlat Jr., would like to thank the following sponsors for their help in supporting Julius to participate in the Mega International Tournament in Holland this past May. He was part of the Men's USA Team, which won the championship game. He was also asked to be part of the All Star Team.

Julius will be a senior at Holy Names University this fall and is the starting point guard for their basketball team. He is ranked fourth in the nation in assists and eighth in the nation in steals. He ended the 2006 spring semester with a 3.8 grade-point average and was awarded the Sigma Beta Delta award and the Alpha Delta award from the university for outstanding leadership for the past three years. He is the son of Jeanne Cumlat and a 2002 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.

Thank you: Larry and Wendy Hughes, Virgilio and Rosario Tagsip, Carlos and Angelita Rivera and family, Ed and Marlyn Carrillo and family, Lyndon and Gina Del Rosario and family, Gloria Batac, Lorna Pintang, Kieu Tran, Rudy Pasion, Lydia Uddipa, Valley Restaurant, Gerry's Barber and the Breakwater Inn.

Julius would also like to send out a special thank-you to Fernando Pintang and The Fast Break Club.

Joyce Uddipa


Thanks for making Girl Scouts' Camp Feather Winds possible

The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council would like to thank the many hands and hearts that made our 2006 resident camp, Camp Feather Winds, a safe and memorable experience for 60 girls from throughout Southeast Alaska.

First, the citizens of the city and borough of Juneau made camp possible through sales tax revenues translated into help from the Youth Activity Grant. Transportation assistance came from TEMSCO Helicopters, Coastal Helicopters and ABG Bus Lines. The Association of Alaska School Boards partnered with Girl Scouts to help build assets and youth leadership.

Behind the scenes people included Cassie Lutz, Joy Lyon, Rosemary Williams, Terry Goodwin, Lee Kadinger (Boy Scout Council), Mike Ford, Kirk McAllister, Debbie Germain, Cathy Henderson, Lisa Brendle, and TAGSC staff member, Teresa Newton. A special thanks also to George Reifenstein at Goldbelt for his continued support of Girl Scouts.

Thank you to our incredible volunteer staff who made lasting memories for all of the girls and despite very rainy weather, continued to smile and have fun: Kay Shoemaker, Carrie Heuberger, Margaret Bard, Holly Harrison, Mary Lou See (all from Portland, OR); Mary Ann Kondro (Kake); Charlotte Barker (South Carolina); Brenda Dick and Terry Pike (Sitka); Brenda Benson (Metlakatla); Krystal and Sandy DeCourcey (Ketchikan); Andy Peterson, Lisa Oberle, and Hannah Gaebler (all from Juneau).

Finally, a heartfelt thanks to Kathy Buss, our volunteer camp director. Without her constant commitment to Girl Scouts, her dedication to youth, her knowledge and sense of humor, Camp Feather Winds would not have happened. She is awesome.

And, to all of the Girl Scouts who came to camp and shared the best of times, let your wonderful summer memories keep you warm through the winter. See you next summer at Camp Feather Winds 2007.

Gail A. Ford

CEO, Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council


Thank you, Amanda Blackgoat for donating to breakfast program

Glacier Valley Elementary School students, staff and parents would like to thank Amanda Blackgoat for her generous donation for our breakfast program. Your donation will help feed the children of our community. Thank you again.

Stacy Morehouse


Thanks for sponsoring summer reading program at the libraries

Many thanks to the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program at the libraries. Kids were reading about "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales" this summer, and our programs included: a Reading Game, Crafts, Storytimes, Chapter Book Clubs, Read-to-a-dog program and Special Events such as Storyteller Joy Steiner, a Gaming Night, and Midsummer Magic with Jeff Brown. Thanks goes to our wonderful volunteers who helped to make this summer a success. Nancy Ferrell, Elias Antaya, Patricia Hull, Lu Zhang, Nicky Polwai, Jenny Strumfield, Rick Fassel, Julie Machakos, Janet Capito, Vickie McLaughlin, Sue McGregor, Chicory Eddie, Marty Messick, Jeff Brown and Susan Fitzgerald at KTOO radio, Discovery Southeast, Juneau Co-op Preschool, Juneau Raptor Center, Gastineau Humane Society, Juneau Empire, & Capital City Weekly Also thanks to dog friends Breezy, Tess, Budger, Ajax and Ellie and Peregrine falcon Kira.

Also, to businesses that donated supplies for our craft program, many thanks to Valley Paint, and Don Abel Building Supply.

Juneau Public Libraries Youth Services staff: Sandra Strandtmann, MJ Grande, Amelia Jenkins and Carol Race


Thanks for attending Clare Boily's Harvest Market for the food bank

The staff and board of directors of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank would like to thank 6-year-old Clare Boily and her parents, Sean Boily and Sarah Lewis, for generously hosting Clare's Harvest Market on July 22. Thanks also to everyone who donated to and attended.

Clare's Harvest Market raised $800 for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and this money will be used to purchase much needed food supplies that will help the food bank better serve the many agencies and individuals that rely on the food bank.

We are very thankful that Clare would think to host such an even and donate the proceeds to us, and we would like to thank her for her generosity.

Darren Adams

Manager, Southeast Alaska Food Bank


Thank you for contributing to Red Cross Wine and Whales cruise

The American Red Cross of Alaska would like to thank the following sponsors of our Wine and Whales cruise: Printing Trade Company, for the tickets and our wine-tasting guide; Wild Spice, for providing the hors d'oeuvres; Martha Defreest Trio, for tuning the instruments; Allen Marine, for a three-hour tour (Good thing Gilligan isn't on board.); Radio Shack; Ron's Apothecary Shoppe, for new-fangled cures with old-fashioned hospitality; Coeur Alaska, good as gold; El Sombrero, the sun off our head and a full belly; Bauer and Gates Real Estate, Land Ho!; and The Body Shop at Home, for the ltions and potions supporting wine and whales.

If you would like to join us for our Wine and Whales wine-tasting cruise, tickets are available at both locations of the JRC-The Alaska Club, Annie Kaills and the American Red Cross of Alaska while supplies last. We board at 4:15 p.m. for wine, whales and Wild Spice.

Linda Wahl


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