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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thanks for donating to soldiers, families

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The Juneau Family Readiness Group of the Alaska National Guard thanks the community for donations which were used to acknowledge the service and sacrifices of the soldiers and their families. Approximately 40 soldiers returned home the end of October from a 15-month deployment in Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During a welcome home gathering, soldiers received a welcome home gift bag of donated items.

The JFRG specifically thanks Sealaska, McDonalds, Travelodge Mi Casa, Goldbelt Tramway, Valley Lumber, Heritage Coffee, Alaska Fudge Co. and Subway.

Thank you for supporting your National Guard.

Flora Ward

President, Juneau Family Readiness Group

Juneau

Thanks to those who helped rescue my car

This is just a very short note to say thank you to the gentlemen who helped give me and my girls a push when we got stuck at the movies. It was around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, and I was stuck with too many cars to go backwards and wasn't making any progress forward and you helped, thank you. Wish I could have stopped and said thanks, but then I might have got stuck again. I think we all need to help more and say thank you more. Happy holidays.

Victoria Scharen

Juneau

Thanks for stopping to help on Egan

I just wanted to thank the two gentlemen that stopped to try and help me while I was stuck on the side of the road outbound on Egan Drive last Thursday night.

Although I had already made arrangements for the car and myself to be picked up, I was impressed that two complete strangers took time out of their busy lives to help another human being. Although I was freezing and frustrated, their generous acts were very encouraging, and made the wait more bearable. Chivalry is not dead, and kindness is not a trait that has been lost. Happy holidays to you both.

Katrina Lee

Juneau

Thanks for helping us buy phone cards

The Triangle Club's "Operation Phone Home" was a huge success. Our goal was $500, but we managed to double that in a short amount of time.

We purchased 50 five-hour phone cards and placed them in 50 Christmas cards signed by our wonderful customers, friends and family.

A big thanks to Ben Frankline, for donating the Alaskan Christmas cards; Veterans for Peace, for their generous donation; the National Guard, for taking time out by coming and picking the cards up; the five Triangle elves, who helped in the assembly process; and once again, to our wonderful customers and friends, for thinking this worthy enough to share their dollars and time to sign a little note of encouragement and wishes for safe holidays to our troops who can't be with loved ones.

We hope the phone cards can make a few smiles across the miles.

The Triangle Club also started collecting small goodies for its "Smile in a Shoebox" drive for the AWARE shelter kids for Christmas. Deadline is around Dec. 21. For more information, call 586-3140.

Jewels Barmoy and theTriangle Club

Juneau



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