Thank You

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2003

... from SAIL

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) would like to all who helped during Disability Employment and Awareness Month: the Juneau Job Center; the Juneau School District Transition Program; REACH's Juneau Works Program; Tlingit and Haida Vocational Rehabilitation; Community Connections; Wildflower Court; the Boys and Girls Club; TAKU 105; KINY; Magic 100.7; the City and Borough of Juneau; Juneau Police Department; Duran Construction; Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School; Rainbow Foods; Sitka Police Department; Haines REACH; Alaska Marine Lines; and the Ketchikan Airport.

Thanks, also, for help with the movie series: Toby Clark and all the staff of the Student Activity Center at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS); UAS Ketchikan Campus; Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka; The Silverbow Inn; Gold Town Nickelodeon; the Juneau Underground Motion Picture Society; and Drew Grabham of JAMHI and Chris Wilkens.

Last, SAIL would like to thank the key individuals for all of their help and support in pulling all of these things together: Lynn Marvel at the Transition Program; Vita Wilson and Kurt Bodenbender at REACH's Juneau Works; and Margie Thomson at the Juneau Job Center.

SAIL staff

... for help with Riverbend breakfast program

On behalf of Riverbend Community School students, staff, parents, and myself, I would like to thank Robert Skinner and Capital Chevrolet for sponsoring our breakfast program for the past two years. Thanks to your generosity we have been able to feed more than 500 students per week a full breakfast at no cost to the students. We are sorry to see you and your family leave Juneau, and we wish you well in your new endeavor.

Additionally, we would like to recognize the Breeze In, Riverbend's PTO, Superbear and the many parents and organizations who have graciously contributed time, food and money to our breakfast program; along with a sincere appreciation to Karen Eriksen, Karen Peeples, Laura Gilbert, Heidi Graves, Grandpa Nick, Sue Reishus-O'Brien and Verlyn Winn, who are tireless in their fund-raising efforts, and who prepare and serve breakfast to more than 100 energetic children every morning.

We are indeed fortunate to live in Juneau, a community that never hesitates to put children first.

Riverbend's breakfast program is "open for adoption" and we will graciously accept monetary donations, food and Superbear price smashers. Donations may be dropped off at Riverbend School, through the mail or at central office.

Carmen Mastronardo-Katasse

Riverbend Community School Principal

... for supporting field trip

Greens Creek was pleased to host 120 students, teachers and parents from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on a three-hour field trip to Admiralty Island on Oct. 30. The group viewed a variety of birds and other wildlife within their natural environments.

Teachers and guest lecturers used the outing to teach natural history, ecology and local geography. Students closely inspected Scull Island, the beach and tidal pools at Young Bay and a beaver dam on the east side of Admiralty Island. They saw humpback whales, dolphins, harbor seals and birds, including eagles, belted kingfishers, gulls, ducks, cormorants, black oyster-catchers, crows and ravens.

Greens Creek would like to thank the people and organizations that made this annual birdwatching/wildlife-viewing event such a success: Four Seasons Marine and the crew of the Admiralty Wind; Steve Zimmerman of the Juneau Audubon Society; Karen Maher of the U.S. Forest Service; and the committed teachers and parent-chaperones of Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

... for Halloween donations

Treadwell Arena and Juneau Parks and Recreation would like to thank: The Skate's Edge; Douglas Cafe; Breeze In; Douglas Depot; Nugget Alaskan Outfitter; and Boarderline; for their Halloween donations.

Marieke Cormier

Treadwell Arena Supervisor

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