Thank you

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004

... for contributing

The Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau wishes to thank all those who contributed to our annual Volunteer Recognition reception. The September 13th event honored 180 local residents who assisted Juneau visitors throughout the summer at six information sites. A big round of applause was directed toward 45 volunteers who have been with the program for 10 or more years.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines hosted this elegant reception aboard the Radiance of the Seas, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to the following JCVB members who provided special gifts for outstanding volunteers and an array of door prizes: Juneau's Imagination Station; Destination Alaska; Picture This Photo Mats; Perseverance Theatre; Four Seasons Tours; Princess Tours; Macaulay Salmon Hatchery; Silverbow Inn; Heritage Coffee Company; St. Nicholas Church Congregation; Glacier Restaurant (Airport); Mark Kelly Photography; Ad Lib, McDonalds; Wings Airways & Taku Wilderness Lodge; The Amazing Bookstore/Friends of the Library; Rie Muñoz Gallery; Alaska Travel Adventures; Driftwood Lodge; Coastal Helicopters; ERA Helicopters; Elgee, Rehfield & Mertz; Goldbelt, Inc.; Nugget Alaskan Outfitters; Juneau-Douglas City Museum; Spruce Meadow RV Park; Baranof Wilderness Lodge; and a special anonymous donor.

We also wish to thank JCVB members who supported our volunteer training through participation in the Downtown Walkabout, the Juneau Travel Fair, numerous familiarization opportunities and site visits. Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure provided an exquisite venue for our mid-summer potluck. Additionally, our gratitude extends to the CBJ Port Office, airport manager's office, and Parks & Recreation for continued support of our volunteer program.

The Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud of Juneau's long tradition of hospitality -- thank you all!

Carol Scafturon

Director, Visitor Information Services

Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau

... for your support

Thanks to the wonderful Juneau community for supporting the Community Garden's annual Harvest Festival. It was a huge success. It has been a great summer at the garden. Very special thanks to all of those who entered photographs, flowers, vegetables and fruit and the many, many volunteers who made the event possible. Thank you to the musicians, Jerry Fiscus, Liz Saya and Russell Sandstorm. We are so thankful for many generous prize donors: Alaska Industrial Hardware, Inc., Auke Bay Gardens, Don Abel Building Supplies Ace Hardware, Ed's Edible Landscaping, Fred Meyer, Glacier gardens Yard Doctor, Good Hardware/True Value, Gourmet Alaska/Nugget Mall, Juneau Chapter of the American Primrose Society, Landscape Alaska, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Safeway, Seventh Heaven, Susan's Hallmark, Valley Lumber and Building Supply, Western Auto-Marine, Chilkat Cones, Heritage Coffee and Pearson & Associates. And, congratulations to the Exhibit Winners: Grand Champion, Mandy Lindeberg; Division A Vegetables, Laurea Hugonion, Krista Thomson; Division B Largest/Unusual, Many Lindeberg and Annie Hagen; Division C Herbs, Rick Hamby; Division D Fruits, Margie Thomson; Division E Harvest Baskets, Michael Stark; Division F Flowers, Helga Pearson; Division G Prepared Foods, Deb Rudi; Division H Garden Plots, J & H Pearson and S & K Pearson and Division I Photos, Marion Simpson. Garden Plot awards went to Marilyn Helle (Most Colorful), Taffy Arlen (Most Artistic), Charles and Shelly Brady (Best Cukes), Tim Wehler (Best Sweet Corn), Mike Angelo (Best Sunflowers), Nancy Lehnhert (Best Leeks), Deb Rudis and Time Titus (Best Brussels Sprouts), Sven and Kris Pearson (Best Lettuce), and Sven and Kris Pearson (Best Artichokes).

Please join us next Fall 2005 for the next annual Harvest Festival.

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