Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2003

Salvation Army's to hold Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army will be holding its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hangar on the Wharf. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Salvation Army will be taking applications for Christmas assistance from now until Dec. 1. Applications need to be made in person from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Friday at the Salvation Army building at 439 Willoughby Ave.

Those applying will need two pieces of identification for each person in the family, photo identification for adults and Social Security cards for everyone in the household. Please call Capt. Posey with any questions at 586-2136.

Benefit for diabetes to be held Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Mendenhall Flying Lions Club will be holding their seventh annual barbecue and auction at G.W. Teal in the Mendenhall Mall to benefit the Juneau Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Through the years, the club has raised more than $36,000 for the chapter.

Beginning at noon, the barbecue will feature Poe's Pork Palace smoked pork ribs with a salad and baked beans for a $10 per plate donation. The Lions will serve until the food is gone.

At 6 p.m., the Lions Club will auction items donated by local businesses, distributors, artists and friends. A listing of all items being auctioned will be available the day of the auction.

If anyone would like to donate to the auction, please contact Lion Neil Atkinson at 789-9179 or Robert Hungerford at 789-2014.

Senior Center's Holiday Bazaar to be held Saturday

The public is invited to the Juneau Senior Center's 14th Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. The bazaar will take place at the Juneau Senior Center, located at the corner of 12th and Egan, across from Harris Harbor. The bazaar, featuring home-baked goods, hand-crafted items and lovely holiday gifts is free. Everyone is welcome to stop by.

Proceeds for the Holiday Bazaar will be used to support Juneau's Senior Nutrition Program, the Senior Ceramics Program and the Bridge Adult Day Program.

These programs, operated by Southeast Senior Services, are designed to promote the health, dignity and independent living for Juneau's senior citizens.

For further information about the event, call 463-6175.

Capital Chevrolet helps grant children's wishes

During the month of December, Capital Chevrolet will participate in a special promotion to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho and Washington.

The Juneau GM dealership will donate $100 to the foundation each time a new or previously owned vehicle is sold.

These donations will support wishes to Alaska children all over the state.

Also, for a minimum donation of $25, customers who visit store will receive a Make-A-Wish tree ornament, plus a small gift from GM.

A new, unwrapped children's gift may also be donated to the foundation throughout the month.

"We are very happy to be participating in such a worthwhile cause and are proud to affiliate ourselves with the Make-A-Wish Foundation," Capital Chevrolet's Ryan Carter said.

For more information about the foundation, including how one can help "share the power of a wish," call (877) 510-WISH or visit

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