Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Fund-raiser entertains at JDHS

Professional magician Garry Carson gave a special performance at Juneau-Douglas High School on Sept. 14 to an audience of about 600 adults and children. The performance raised more than $7,000 from ticket sales and local business sponsorships with the proceeds going to support three separate high school student programs.

The three student programs that will share the money raised include art students who will be traveling to Sitka to participate in the Southeast Alaska Art Festival in April; "Close Up" students who will travel to Washington, D.C., and New York as part of a developmental program to learn more about their history and government; and the drama and debate students who will be traveling throughout Southeast Alaska and Anchorage competing against other drama and debate teams.

Local sponsors contributing to the Magic Fund-raising Event include: Ken and Marion Koelsch, Duck Creek Market, Holland America, Kirby Day of Princess Tours, Odom Distributors, Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska, Alaska Distributors, AEL&P, Commercial Signs and Printing, Key Bank, Spickler Egan Financial Service and Alaska Marine Lines.

Libraries seek contest entries

The Juneau Public Libraries are now accepting entries from preschool through 12th-grade students in their Annual Bookmark Contest. There are prizes from local bookstores. Winning designs will be used in the public libraries all year. All entries will be displayed at the three libraries. Applications are available online and in the libraries. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.

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