...for Unity Tree help
On behalf of the Juneau community, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to those who so very generously gave of their time, efforts, services and donations to help sponsor the Unity Tree Lighting held on Friday, Nov. 30.
First and foremost, thank you to Jerry Harmon of AJ Mine & Gastineau Mill Tours, who spent much time making sure the tree and the lights were there, and everything worked. It wouldn't have happened without you. Thank you to Jerry's crew, Floyd Branson, J.J. Harmon, and Kirk "Ziggy" Ziegenfuss for helping cut, haul, and set up the tree. Thank you to the City & Borough of Juneau (Centennial Hall) for approving the site and covering the electricity expense; to Princess Tours and the Downtown Business Association for donating prizes for the contest; to the Juneau Empire for providing advertising; to Alaska Electric Light & Power for hanging all the lights and maintaining them throughout the contest; to the U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officers' Association for standing out in the cold and providing the wonderful, hot cider; to Carrs for providing Santa's candy canes; the Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club for their support; the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Juneau Gold Rush Commission, Fred Meyer, and Kmart for providing funding for the lights; Chatham Electric for digging and encasing the hole for the tree; Glacier Gardens for trenching the electric conduit line; Copy Express for giving a break on the cost of the flyers that were distributed to all local elementary schools; to the JDHS Jazz Group for singing the beautiful holiday ensembles; to CBJ Assembly member, Frankie Pillifant for the welcome; to 5-year-old Alex Kirchoff, who lit the tree; to Santa; and to all the Juneau citizens who participated in the Unity Tree Lighting. Thank you all.
....for your generosity
A Big Thank You to the Glacier Valley Rotary for a grand and successful pie auction. This was the 12th annual Rotary Luncheon and Auction at the Juneau Pioneers' Home. More than $4400 was raised. This money is used by the Resident Council to enhance our activities program, improve our surroundings and maintain the human habitat which includes plants, animals and children - all of which helps to make life worth living! Additional thanks to all who donated time, prizes and pies! Some contributors were: Goldbelt, Hangar on the Wharf, Glacier Valley Restaurant, UAS, Vintage Fair, ESA-Alpha Theta Chapter, Juneau Youth Sailing Club, Fred Meyer, Silverbow Bakery, Fiddlehead Restaurant, Bartlett Hospital, Living Color Stained Glass, Super Bear, Gov. and Mrs. Knowles, Rotary members and many wonderful individuals. Thank you all for your generous and continued support of the Juneau Pioneers' Home!