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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanks for supporting extended learning

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We would like to thank Pepsi Co., Super Bear, Safeway and Costco for supporting the Extended Learning and Math Club programs at Auke Bay Elementary School. These local businesses provided supplies for concessions sales at our Halloween Carnival. We are able to buy new books for our lending library and new math tools with the proceeds from the fundraiser because of their generosity. There are approximately 80 students in these classes, and we all greatly appreciate your community support.

Amy Jo Meiners

Juneau

Thanks for organizing Disaster Preparedness

The American Red Cross of Alaska Southeast District would like to thank the Juneau Small Business Development Center for their organization of the Disaster Preparedness for Business event held on Oct. 21.

Through the efforts of the steering committee, and the financial support of the Juneau Empire, Coeur Alaska and AEL&P, this event raised over $1200 to help our office be able to provide relief to those affected by disaster.

We are especially glad that those who attended the event have committed to making their community a safer place to live.

The American Red Cross knows that economic recovery speeds up all other types of recovery, and the planning that businesses do today will help them recover more quickly from something as small as a one-business fire to something as large as a major earthquake, landslide or short-range tsunami.

Businesses that commit to disaster planning will have employees trained in first aid and CPR, will have back-up sites for their electronic data and will have contributed significantly to the safety and well-being of their employees families.

We applaud all of those who have taken this small step and look forward to hearing about the successes yet to come.

If you would like to learn more about being prepared for a disaster or another type of emergency, please contact the American Red Cross office at 463-5713.

Linda Wahl

Juneau

Thanks for helping at our Halloween event

The Juneau Symphony musicians and board extends its gratitude to the dedicated core of volunteers and contributors who helped make our Halloween Fright-actular on Oct. 28 and 29 a chilling success.

We are indebted to Princess Tours and Alaska Pacific Bank, concert co-sponsors, and to UAS, sponsor of music director Kyle Wiley Pickett. We also thank Hearthside Books for selling tickets and KTOO for broadcasting our concert live.

Additional thanks are due to Lucas Hoiland for his hard work; Dan and Lorrinda Kassner for the frightening delicious reception; house managers Lissa Kramer and Judy Knight; Bob Helm for the costume photo slide slow; 4th grader Zori Oberle for her scary story; youth committee chair Bev Smith; Lucy Merrell for coordinating the auction; the large corps of volunteers who help with ushering, ticket selling and taking; all the Symphony supporters who opened their homes for our out of town musicians; and all the generous contributors and bidders in the silent auction.

Thank you to everyone who helps us bring live symphonic music to Alaska's capital city!

Elizabeth Agnew and Kyle Wiley Pickett

Juneau Symphony

Juneau

Thanks for contributing to our haunted house

The Auke Bay Elementary School Parent Teacher Association Halloween Carnival Haunted House Committee would like to thank Domino's Pizza for sponsoring the House for the last two years. West Coast JV Construction donated the all-important visqueen. Super Bear's Meat Department gave those real dead organs and Don Abel Building Supplies sent a giant pumpkin. The JDHS girls soccer team did a great job haunting, with Patrick and Zach Cuddihy and Michael Puttkammer making the trip through extra scary. Thank you all.

Helen D. Tallmadge

Juneau



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