Plea and thank yous

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2005

... for stolen garden globes return

Sometime between midnight on Sept. 23 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 24, someone came into my mother's yard on Glacier Highway and took three large globes, gold, blue and green in color. The stands were left there. This is the red and white house at the top of Peterson Hill just past 11 mile. Every year there is a beautiful flower garden.

My parents built this house shortly after they married in 1939 and have lived there ever since. It is not the dollar value that matters, but the sentimental value can not be measured in dollar amounts. When my mother called me she was near tears. My dad bought her the globes several years ago. It was the last time he was able to go out and do any shopping, as shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He passed away three years ago. He was so happy to be able to give these to my mother, as he knew how much she wanted them. It is difficult to buy the large ones anymore.

On Sept. 24, the dogs were barking at 3 a.m., but my mother didn't get up to look. She thought it was probably a bear passing through, as there has been several roaming the neighborhood.

To the people that took the globes, I'm not sure what your intentions were, but they can't possibly mean anything to you. If you will just return them, there will be no questions asked. It would sure make my mother happy. If anyone knows anything about this, please encourage them to do the right thing, and bring the globes back.

Judy Haffner

Auke Bay

... for supporting the scholarship program

On behalf of the Filipino American Association of Juneau, I would like to thank the following businesses and also our members for their generous donation of desserts and gift certificates to help support our scholarship program. Our fundraising dinner and dessert auction on Sept. 24, 2005, was a wonderful success. Thanks to the Chinook Restaurant and Goldbelt Hotel, Fiddlehead Restaurant and Di Sopra, The Hangar on the Wharf, the Gold Room and the Westmark Baranof, Silverbow Inn Bakery and Catering, Alaskan Fudge Company, The Gumdrop House and Safeway. Many thanks to our members. Your donations played an integral part in the fun and success of our event. Your generosity will profoundly touch and change a student's life. Thank you again for your support.

Benny Cruz, president

Filipino American Association of Juneau

... for improvements at The Glory Hole

The Glory Hole is looking great, thanks to several recent contributions from local businesses. Renoir Painting donated paint for our downstairs walls, which were painted over the summer by several of our patrons. Valley Paint contributed paint to improve the dining hall floor and supplies for painting the third floor rooms.

We are very grateful to the energetic employees of Elgee, Rehfeld and Mertz, who, as part of the United Way's Day of Caring on Oct. 6, quickly and very neatly painted all three dormitories and hallways. These improvements go a long way to brightening up both walls and faces at The Glory Hole. Thanks to everyone who helped out!

Jetta Whittaker, executive director

The Glory Hole

... for help, prayers and continued support

Alex Cesar's family would like to thank everyone for all your help, prayers and kindness toward Alex and my family. I am positive it has made all the difference in the world. He is doing so well. Last May we conducted bone marrow drives in ten communities from Ketchikan to Anchorage. You were all amazing. Alex has two perfect matches and other partial matches.

You have all helped Alex get to this point. We can never thank you enough for your support and prayers. He went back to the hospital for the remainder of his radiation treatment on Oct. 10, and his transplant is scheduled for Oct. 17. It is out of our hands now. Your prayers have and will continue to be appreciated. Thank you.

Andrea Quinto

Alex Cesar's aunt



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