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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2007

Thanks for supporting Juneau youth football

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With only the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears team banquet ahead, the football season in Alaska has passed. The Juneau Youth Football League invites you to attend its annual banquet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in the JDHS commons. Bring a dish to share as we celebrate our Alaska state champions and a perfect season.

While fans, parents, cheerleaders and players will remember the glorious catches, shocking tackles, high scoring games and spunky cheers, the Juneau Youth Football League board of directors will remember the incredible generosity of the Juneau community.

Every year, we can count on you for support. Whether you purchased a raffle ticket or a program advertisement, donated hamburger or a hand-held microphone, televised a game or called one, we thank you.

Corporate sponsors: Alaska Marine Lines, Allen Marine, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Channel Construction, Cyndi's Cruise and Travel, Don Abel Building Supply, Mendenhall Auto Center, Taku Oil and El Sombrero.

Midlevel sponsors: Alaska Litho, Duran Construction, Harold and Valorie Houston Family, James Lockwood, Moose Family Center, Charles and Marlene Schneider and Southeast Furniture Warehouse.

Team sponsors: Alaska Hearth Products, Alaska Vision Center, Behrends Mechanical, dentist Ben Gilbert, Capitol Disposal, Duran Construction, Logan General Tax Practice, Lyle's and Jensen's Home Furnishings, Masonic Lodge, Moose Family Center, NAPA Auto Parts, NC Machinery and Stellar Financial.

Raffle sponsors: Alaska Airlines, Cyndi's Cruise and Travel and Wings of Alaska.

Media: Juneau Empire, KINY, KJNO, KTOO and KATH.

We also thank Alaskan and Proud market, Breeze In, city Parks and Recreation staff, Community Schools staff, Costco, El Sombrero, Fred Meyer's, Lyle's and Jensen's Home Furnishings, Northern Sales, Pepsi, Princess Tours, Rayco Sales, Rozwick-Giles Music, Safeway, Super Bear, Tlingit-Haida Central Council, Tyler Rentals, Wal-Mart and the emergency medical technicians and referees.

And finally, we must single out two very special supporters: Channel Construction for donating not only much-needed funding for travel but also the commemorative sign celebrating the JDHS Crimson Bears football team state championships, and Pavitt's Health and Fitness for donating use of the facility, equipment, and staff to our football players and cheerleaders.

On behalf of the JYFL board of directors, thank you, Juneau.

Robyn Holloway

Juneau Youth Football League


Thanks for helping with our quilt raffle

On behalf of all our Special Olympics Juneau members, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our recent quilt raffle a sucess.

Many thanks go to the Capital City Quilter, who handcrated and generously donated the very beautiful quilt, Alaskan Summer, for our raffle; and to Annette Untalasco and Don Douglas Photography, for developing our super raffle posters.

The following businesses helped sell tickets: Annie Kaills, Capital Copy, Changing Tides, Hearthside Books, Heritage Coffee, House of Russia, Key Bank, Pavitt's Health and Fitness, Rainbow Foods, Rain Tree Quilting.

We also would like to thank the Nugget Mall, Alaskan and Proud market, Safeway and the Public Market for allowing us to sell tickets; and to Massage by Ingred, for donating $500 of massage to the person who sold the most tickets.

Most of all, we thank the people of Juneau for their very generous support in buying our tickets and in making unsolicited donations. All of the proceeds from the is quilt raffle will be used ot support Juneau's 50-plus Special Olympics athletes in sports, such as swimming, basketball, track and field, bowling, skiing and floor hockey. Juneau is truly full of generous and kind-hearted people.

The very lucky winner of the quilt was April Hotchkiss, who lives in Lemon Creek.

Thank you, Juneauites.

Sue Behnert and Judy Urquhart


Thanks for your support

The Klondike international road relay team, the Island Pub Presents, would like to thank The Island Pub as well as J.M. Walsh and Co. for their generous support. We really appreciate the strong commitment to the Juneau community that both companies continuously demonstrate.

Blake Rider


Thanks for sponsoring our annual pie auction

The residents and staff of the Juneau Pioneers' Home wish to extend our deep appreciation to the Glacier Valley Rotary Club.

On Nov. 21, the Glacier Valley Rotary Club sponsored its 18th annual pie auction. This year more than $7,300 was raised to benefit the residents of the Juneau Pioneers' Home. Special outings, birthday celebrations, gardening and pet supplies, bingo prizes, recreational and arts supplies are just a few of the ways these funds will be used throughout the year to enhance the lives of our elders here at the home.

The Juneau Pioneers' Home is an Eden Alternative home, where we strive to create a loving community that is both vibrant and engaging. The generosity of the Glacier Valley Rotary Club has made such a difference in the lives of our residents. We're immeasurably grateful for their support and their generosity and we offer them our heartfelt thanks for helping us to create an environment which is truly "home."

Special thanks to Colleen Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan and Virginia Smiley, whose energy, enthusiasm and creativity, fueled the success of this years' auction.

Our sincere thanks to the following individuals and businesses for their beautiful, delicious and generous contributions: Richard Burns, Karen Tarver, Wendy Cole, Dave Cote, Diana Pinar, Jose Valliant, Mary Bergander, Margi Maki, Pat Beadle, Charlene Schrader, and the women of ESA, John DeCherney, Bullwinkle's Pizza, J&J Jet Stream, Mary Dornbirer, Silverbow Bakery, Lindsay Collins, Alaskan Brewing Co., Wendy's Dad, Glacier Gardens, Wayne Mitchell, Eric and Tracy Forst and the 20th Century Twin, the Governor's Mansion, Jamie Letterman, Amy Mead, Carmen Harris, Chuck Kaltenback, Larraine and Romer Derr, George Campbell and Little Diggers & Landscaping, Sharon Burns, Jim O'Donnell, Heritage Coffee Co., Elizabeth Bochynski, Gourmet Alaska, Craig and Leslie Dahl, Super Bear, Mike Bennett, Ellen Walker, Karen Wright, Merritt Andruss, Hangar on the Wharf, Wal-Mart, Wes Keller, the Baranof Hotel, Lon Matheny (Two Kings Easy Dock) George Reifenstein, Goldbelt and Mount Roberts Tram , Charlie Williams of Valley Paint, CJ Csolti, George and Lynn Campbell, Jan Gonce, Donna Pagenkopf, Adam Furlong, Vintage Fare, Fred Meyer, Wendy Sellick, Glacier Restaurant, UAS Dining Service, Doc Water's, Jodi, Fowlkes, Carol Shriver, Nanette Taboada, Maria de Guzman, Sharon Lowe, Venus Zinck, Rosemary Gute-Gruening and all of the wonderful folks whose names were unavailable to us. Thank you so much for your generous support.

Jill Sandleben, Kathy Fanning and staff and residents of the Juneau Pioneers' Home


Thanks for helping extended learning

Auke Bay Elementary Extended Learning students would like to thank Super Bear, Coca-Cola, Northern Sales Co., 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 supplies for our Geography Club and Robotics Club with the funds we raised. We greatly appreciate their support of our program. Thank you for helping us.

Amy Jo Meiners

Extended learning teacher, Auke Bay Elementary School


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