... to my friends and customers in Juneau:
I know it's long overdue, but I want to thank all of those involved in helping us during and after the awful Mother's Day fire which killed so many of our beloved birds and one of our dogs. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
... to the Girl Scouts
Many thanks to the Girl Scout troops participating in the National Make a Difference Day on Saturday Oct. 23. This is also the celebration of the birth of the founder of Girl Scouts: Juliette Gordon Low. She established a service-giving organization exclusively for girls; 92 years later Girl Scouts are giving service in Juneau. This is one of the programs partially funded by the CBJ Youth Activities Grant.
Girl Scouts have honored National Make a Difference Day every year with a variety of service projects around Juneau. The projects represent over 300 hours of service to the community.
All Girl Scouts in Juneau are invited to attend the celebration on Saturday Oct. 23, from 3-5 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.
For more information regarding the event, to become a Girl Scout or a Girl Scout adult volunteer please call 586-1710.
... for contributing
The American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life Juneau Committee want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone for their contributions to the third annual Relay for Life. With the generous support and caring of our community, we were able to raise more than $45,000 for cancer research, education, advocacy and quality of life programs for cancer patients. We continue to increase everyone's awareness of cancer and improve the knowledge of cancer treatment in our community.
Gold Sponsors were Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alaska, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Roswick and Giles Music, Juneau Empire, and Alaska Airlines. Silver Sponsors were True North Federal Credit Union, Glacier Valley Rotary Club and KTOO/Coast Alaska. Bronze Sponsors were Bartlett Regional Hospital and Cancer Connection.
The supporters and businesses who donated auction items, equipment, food, money or prizes to make this event a huge success were Aggpro Sand and Gravel, Alaska Marine Highway, Allen Marine Tours, Alaskan Fudge Company, Alaska Knifeworks, Alaska Pure Mountain Spring Water, Alpine Toilets, Arctic Circle Enterprises, Artemis Enterprises, Blockbuster Video, Breeze In, Canton House, Chez Sante, Costco Wholesale, Curves For Women, DIPAC - Macaulay Hatchery, Dragon Inn, Fire and Ice, Foggy Mountain Shop, Fred Meyer, Glacier Gardens, Gold 'N' Glass, Gourmet Alaska, Hangar on the Wharf, Hearthside Books, Heritage Coffee, Hillyer Enterprises, JRC - The Alaska Club, Juanita's Coffee, Juneau A&P, Juneau Massage Therapy, Juneau's Imagination Station, Landscape Alaska, Little Hong Kong, Mystic Mountain Gifts, Nail Jazz, Northern Sales, Northern Lights Candle Company, Northland Services, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Paradise Café, Peer Amid Beads, Perseverance Theatre, Printing Trade Company, Raintree Quilts, Rainy Day Books, Raven's Journey, Rie Munoz Gallery, Safeway, Seventh Heaven, Sunburst on the Wharf, Superbear Supermarket, Susan's Hallmark, Taco Bell, Taku Glacier Lodge, Taku Smokeries, Temsco Helicopters, Thane Ore House, The Bear's Lair, The Jewel Box, The Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Tongass Pottery Works, True North Federal Credit Union, Tyler Rental, U-Haul, Village Barber Styling, Wings of Alaska, Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Goldbelt Hotel, McDonald's, Park Shore Condominiums, Rainbow Foods, Good Humor Balloons, T & S Welding, Pepsi Cola, Barb Allred, Ed and Marlyn Carrillo, Pat Costello, Jim Craig, Nancy DeCherney, Lou and Carol Edwards, Linda Gwyther, Valerie Hillyer, Rowena Reeves, Virgil Ward, Jake Yearty, Renate Riffle and Michelle Lisper.
Volunteers for the event were Larry Andrus, Susan George, Joan Pelayo, Divina Pelayo, Candi Hutchins, Martin Messing, Jim Marquardt, Alana Marquardt, Natalie Yamaguchi, Pat Morrissey, Bill Jacobi, Carol and Lou Edwards, Rowena Reeves, Trish Kohan, Karen Elliott, Llewellyn Lutchansky, M.J. Grande, Lori Yorba, Tony Yorba, Jan Moyer, Sharon Gaiptman and Guy Warren. A special thanks to Keith Giles for providing the sound system for the entire time. And to all the other volunteers for this event, if we missed your name, we apologize, your contribution is not forgotten and your work is appreciated.
Thanks to Cristi Herren and Joyce Kitka of the City and Borough of Juneau for helping us acquire the site. Also, thanks to Madeleine LeFebre from KTOO/Coast Alaska, The Juneau Empire and Chris Burns of KINY for publicizing the event.
Thanks to the event speakers: Dr. Robert Urata, Ms. Helen Davies, Kathleen Wakefield and Peg Warren. Thanks to Wade Rogers and Ben Brown for emceeing the event and the entertainers in order of appearance: Stroller White Pipes and Drums, Alaska Glitter Girls, Band Fortress, Daughters of the New Moon, Kinetics, Band Liquid Genius, Salsa dance with Heather Haugland and Antonio Diaz, Dan Hopson, Britt Constantine, Tom Koester, Nanci Spear, and Jason Messing.
Thanks to all the team captains and co-captains, together with all their team members, and team sponsors: Virginia Smiley, Team Survivor Perseverance; Tish Griffin-Satre, Cancer Connection; David Lawrence, Alive at 55; Deana Dolphin, WCGA Coastie Cohorts; Erik Niebuhr, Wells Fargo Valley; Glenda Palmer, Caring for Cancer Kids; Karla Carillo, Alaska Department of Revenue; Kathy Frederick, United Way of SE Alaska; Kim Mix, REACH Out for Bobbi; Lisa Corcoran, Caring for Cancer Kids; Pat Yearty, DIPAC Salmon Run; Rebecca Farrell, Summers Off; Peg Warren, Gratidudettes & Dudes too; Ruth Johnson, Wells Fargo Downtown; Sue Beckerman, Shattuck & Grummett; Sue Crocker, Keaton's Krusaders; Susan Hirsch, Caring for Cancer Kids/Bob's Team; Susan George, Fish & Game Trackers; Michelle Palmer, Douglas Island Bible Church; Charlene Schrader, Curves for Women; Monica Gallegos, True North FCU Funky Monkeys; Mara Early, Tony's Team; and Vicki McLaughlin, Grateful Dogs of Juneau.
Relay For Life has brought together cancer survivors and their families and friends, in the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Patricia Yearty and Tuula Marquardt
Co-chairwomen of Relay For Life in Juneau