Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, December 03, 2004

Jumpers perform on Saturday

At 7 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 4 the Juneau Jumpers will perform at Glacier Valley Elementary School gym. Juneau Jumpers is a multi-age rope skipping team with 54 jumpers ranging from second grade to seniors in high school.

Since 1987, the team has competed at the local, regional, national and international levels, as well as providing entertaining demonstration shows.

There will be a dessert auction with homemade pies, cakes and desserts. All proceeds will assist the team in future shows and travels.

The entrance fee will be $3 per child, $5 per adult or $10 per family. For more information, contact Judy at 789-0317.

Save your mags and catalogs to recycle

Friends of Recycling will host a one-day catalog and magazine drop-off in January. So start saving those holiday catalogs for recycling. Stay tuned for more information or call 364-2536.

Hoyle awarded CDA

Rachelle Hoyle of Juneau has been awarded a child development associate (CDA) credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.

The foster child tree is up at Nugget Mall

The seventh annual Foster Child Christmas Sharing Tree is on display at the Nugget Mall. You may select an ornament from the tree and then purchase an age-appropriate gift for a foster child. The gift must be placed, unwrapped, in the decorated box located in Hearthside Book Store (Nugget Mall). Please have gifts to the box by Tuesday morning, Dec. 21. For more information, call Candice with the state Office of Children's Services at 465-3740. The law office of Faulkner and Banfield donated this year's tree.

Golf tourney scheduled for Ariz

The Juneau Golf Club has mailed out the applications for its annual winter golf tournament in Casa Grande, Ariz. The tournament will be held Feb. 28-March 4, 2005. Anyone interested in information on the tournament should ask any member of the golf club or contact Sandy Sturrock at 789-4702.

Eat in a good cause

The Juneau-Douglas High School swim/dive team, the volleyball team and world languages are sponsoring an auction and international smorgasbord to raise funds to insure the success and continuation of these programs. A preview will be held at 2 p.m., the international smorgasbord will be at 5 p.m., while the auction will be held at 6 p.m., on Dec. 4 at the JDHS commons. The cost to attend is $8 per person. Details: Sandi Wagner, 523-1580.

UNICEF cards for sale downtown

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) cards, Season's Greetings and note cards will be for sale during the holiday season from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on weekdays, and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays, at Invisible World, 369 S. Franklin St. Call UNICEF volunteer, Janet Kussart, at 586-6457 for more information.

Coop Extension has berry book on sale

The Cooperative Extension is offering the book "Collecting and Using Alaska Wild Berries and Other Wild Products" for a special price of $5 (a savings of $5). They are available at this price only through Dec. 23 and may be purchased at the Cooperative Extension Office at 3032 Vintage Blvd. Suite 104, or call Judy at 465-8749.

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