Thank You

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2000

... for crisis support

We have always known that being part of the Juneau community was a unique experience, but the love and support we have received these past months while Dale was ill has been overwhelming. From the prayers which sustained us to the food that nourished us, from the nurses at Bartlett and medevac crew in February to Bob Urata and the Hospice staff in later months, from the gift of song at his memorial service to the support we continue to receive, we are truly grateful. Thank you to everyone who has helped us through this time.

Joyce and Carole Sarles, Christine and Brian Clark

... for event support

The Mendenhall Flying Lions Club and the Juneau Chapter of the American Diabetes Association would like to thank the following businesses and individuals that contributed time or items to the Third Annual Barbecue and Auction:

Valley Auto Parts, Nugget Alaska Outfitters, Odom Co., Southeast Artworks, Ron's Apothecary, Copy Works, Action Appliance, Northern Hotspots, Alaska Audio and Video, Super Bear, Pappy Poe's Cajun Cooking, Alaska Distributors, Galligaskins, Glacier Muffler, Gas-N-Go, Alaskan Brewery, Travelodge, Capitol Office Supply, K&L Distributors, Glacier Airport restaurant, Martha's Flowers, Western Auto, Jack's Plumbing, Taku Harley Shop, Little Mermaid Salon, The Boat Yard, Harri Marine and Plumbing, Mal Linthwaite, Valley Lumber, American Diabetes Association, Southeast Harley Davidson, Rie Munoz Gallery, KTOO, John and Gail Weedman, Traci Gilmore, Jim Reed, Pavitt Fitness Center, Alaska Ship Chandlers, G.W. Teal's and all the others who helped out this year.

And a special thanks to Poe's Cajun Cooking (Gerald Poe), without whom we would not be able to have the barbecue.

We would also like to thank all those individuals that stopped by G.W. Teal's to have Poe's barbecued ribs or to participate in the auction. This year we raised over $4,000 for the Juneau Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Thanks to all of you.

Rosemary Matt

President, Mendenhall Flying Lions

... for senior help

The Juneau Senior Nutrition Program and Meals on Wheels has greatly benefited from the support we received from this community. Some more "Thank You's" are in order.

To Harborview Elementary School's second and third graders in Mrs. Obersinger's class, for coming to entertain the seniors with wonderful singing.

To Dan Kassner for being a willing "wait-person" when we are short-handed. To the amazing Meals on Wheels drivers, who give up their lunch hours to take home-bound, frail seniors a hot meal.

To Frank Kriletch, "Tim's Woodworks," for the little wooden blocks and other things, when we need them.

To Pops and Ilse Davis for all the many things they do for others.

To June Gerrish and Howard Beaver for being such friendly "Greeters."

To the Retired Federal Employees Union for bringing Santa and his Elves to the senior centers.

To GHS for sharing community service workers with us a big help.

To the Care-A-Van drivers who are so tender and kind to our seniors.

To the volunteers who take care of the Douglas and Valley Senior Centers.

To the ladies who volunteer to run the low-impact aerobics programs at the senior centers.

To Dale Wygant for sharing his lovely music with the senior center.

To LaVerne LeBlanc for her delightful flower arrangements and decorations.

To the creators of arts/crafts sold to benefit the Senior Nutrition Program: Helen Broulette, Anna Beaver, Beth Lowry, Barbara Stambough, Christine Sampson, Jane Bundy, Liz Leach, Ted Vadman, Nancy Babbitt, Marianne Mills, Helen Idzik, Tisket Seslar, Ann Blackwell, Margaret Reyes, Judy Parrish, Eunice Wannamaker, Mary Jo Hobbs, Betty McDonough, Ilse Davis, Katy Young, Alfreda Dore, Judy Wygant, Maxine McCoy, Mary Lou Meiners, LaVerne LeBlanc and Barbara Wolverton for helping.

I know there are some others who donated and escaped before I could get their names Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! Happy Holidays from the staff at the Juneau Senior Center.

Ellen Northup

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