Thank You

Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Thank you

... for help in sinking

Juneau scuba divers sank a boat in the waters off Auke Rec. on Oct. 26, 2003. The boat, named Rikki Tikki, is Alaska's first artificial reef. Volunteers spent hundreds of hours in the past 14 months preparing the boat and going through a lengthy permitting process that involved Juneau Parks and Rec., Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service. Many, many people were involved. We would like to thank all of them for their cooperation. Volunteer divers included: Damon Cruz, Yvette Cuvillier, Rob Darrington, Sean Edwards, John Lachelt, Su Lachelt, Rick Martin, Larry Musarra, Audrey Rasmussen, Per' Rasmussen, Stu Robards, Scott Sell, Annette GE Smith, Dave Streeter, Fred Thorsteinson and Kevin Torpy. Services were donated by these companies: AEL&P, Arrow Waste Management, Channel Dive Center, Gumption Freight, Juneau Ready Mix and Trucano Construction.

Special thanks also goes to: Sandy Harbanuk, Kim Kiefer, Cindi Larson, Jim Powell, Brady Scott, Brad Thompson, Linda Sylvester, Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, Steve Ricci and Tim Musarra. Media coverage: Juneau Empire, Capital City Weekly, KTOO Public Radio, KINY Radio and KTUU television.

Having the distinction of placing the first artificial reef in the state is a great milestone for Juneau. It is our hope that other volunteer groups throughout the state will follow our example.

Su Lachelt

Larry Musarra

Coordinators for the sinking of the Rikki Tikki

... for supporting high tea

A special thanks to all those that assisted with the Juneau Lyric Opera's 2nd Annual High Tea event. We would like to thank the Baranof for their hospitality, Hearthside Books for ticket sales, Heather Sincic from Hair Etc. for our hair and makeup, Lena Simmons for doing the program and poster, Wade Rogers for our radio spots, JDHS and Todd for lights, Tom Melville and Capital Copy, Don and Dolores Garcia for tuxedos, and Paula Spreter, Molly Meyer and Lesley DeKray for their invaluable help.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all of the wonderful Juneau merchants that contributed teapots to the Silent Auction this year. Northern Lights, House of Russia, Déj vu Antiques, Gottschalks, Little Switzerland, the Russian American Company, Gourmet Alaska, Susan's Hallmark, Scentiments, Annie Kaill's, Glacier Gardens, Fred Meyers and Rainbow Foods. We would also like to thank Alice Tubley for organizing the Silent Auction for the last two years. She has truly done a wonderful job.

And most of all to our talented singers, pianist, and artistic director for a job well done!

Thank you all for another successful High Tea, 1930s style!

Melissa McCormick,


... to Celebrity Cruises

Discovery Southeast sincerely thanks the Captain, staff, and crew of the Celebrity Cruises ship Infinity for sharing its cash award for environmental excellence with us in support of nature studies and other hands-on nature education programs. This important contribution will help nearly 1,500 elementary school children to develop - through direct experience - the understanding and confidence that lead to safe, responsible and enjoyable connections with the magnificent outdoor world of Southeast Alaska. We applaud Celebrity Cruises for their commitment to sustaining the integrity of our natural environment, and we look forward to sharing their award with both children and adults of our region.

Larry West

Executive Director

Discovery Southeast

... for help with the JDHS College/Career Fair

After much planning and set-up, the 2003 JDHS College/Career Fair went very smoothly with more than 90 institutions in attendance. This annual event is always anticipated and offers Juneau students a look at the options available to them in post-secondary education and career paths. We would like to offer our thanks to all those who participated, making this event possible, especially Timberwolf Ventures, Inc., who donated many wonderful gifts for our college representatives. Other people we would like to thank are all the hosts and hostesses, the Hangar on the Wharf, JDHS Staff and parent volunteers for their hard work and dedication. We appreciate the community's support of this event and hope to continue with the tradition of College Fair for a long time to come.

Stephanie Joyce

...for helping make Halloween in Douglas fun

Thank You to the following for making Halloween a fun event in Douglas.

1. To Spruce House Students and teachers of Dzantik'i Heeni for continuing the Ghost Walk. Outstanding job!

2. To Douglas Community Methodist Church Youth Club for films, games and great food.

3. To Treadwell Arena Staff. The tombstone lawn, entrance and the huge spider were wonderful creepy. Great music and enjoyed watching the costumed skaters.

Susanne and "Sandy" Wallace Williams

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