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Thank you

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2004

... for supporting our annual pet festival

The Gastineau Humane Society held its annual Pet Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004. The Nugget Mall graciously opened its doors to many of Juneau's pets and their owners for a fun filled day of tail wagging, hamster ball racing, "Do You Look Like Your Pet" contest, drawing contest and more. We would like to thank the Nugget Mall and its merchants for giving us the opportunity to hold this event in the mall. The merchants, as usual, were most understandable about animals in the hallways and the associated noise and commotion.

Thanks are also due to the exhibitors in this year's Pet Festival, many of whom donated prizes for various contests: The Capital Kennel Club of Juneau (who hosted the ever popular weenie race), Grateful Dogs, Swampy Acres, the Wee Fishie Shoppe, Bone Jour Grooming, Capital Courier, and the Juneau Raptor Center. Other donors include Fred Meyer and Radio Shack.

Our fabulous volunteers staffed tables, ran contests, took pictures, made balloon sculptures, monitored halls, manned food drive boxes, and judged great works of art. Many thanks to: Iris Frank, Marty Messnick, Sharon Beazly, Tom Blanton, Kathy Buell, Cathy Botello and Cindy Law.

The Pet Festival is truly a community-wide event, which could not happen without the assistance and support of many people and businesses. Thank you all.

Debbie Stokes

Gastineau Humane Society volunteer coordinator

... for helping to prepare for Stitt Sr. luncheon

A special thank you to all who helped in the preparation for the luncheon honoring Richard Stitt Sr., recipient of the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President's Lifetime Achievement Award.

A special thank you to Donald Gregory for cooking, Sealaska Heritage Institute for their donation of Gregory's time, ANB/ANS Camp No. 2 for the hall and kitchen use, all of those who brought salads, desserts, and those who worked or served in the kitchen. Gunalchéesh.

Loretta L. Wallin

Self Governance-Financial Analyst



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