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L'Ecole de Ballet would like to express our sincere appreciation to the many community members that braved the cold to support our 10th annual Thanksgiving performances of "The Nutcracker" ballet! "The Nutcracker" is not only our primary fundraising event of the year, but is our most important showcase for our local dance students to demonstrate the skill, artistry, and grace they have developed through many hours of hard work and dedication throughout the year.
We hope that you enjoyed the performances as much as we enjoyed presenting them. Proceeds from ticket sales help provide scholarships for local youth who otherwise would not be able to enjoy the many benefits that ballet training provides. Your attendance truly is a "gift that keeps on giving."
We also would like to thank that following local business who helped defray the costs associated with staging a production of this size: A & S Glassworks, A. E. Rogers, Architects, Ahn T. Lam, D.P.M., Southeast Foot and Ankle Center, Alaskan Outdoor Wearhouse and Embroidery, Canton House Restaurant, Capital Embroidery, Carr's Safeway, Cindy Hudson, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Copyworks, Douglas C. Smith M.D. LLC, Dr. Forrest B. Messerschmidt O.D., Dr. Lonnie Anderson D.D.S., Dr. Phillip Moritz D.D.S., Elgee, Rehfeld, Mertz, CPAs, Evergreen Ford, Family Practice Physicians, Formals Express, Express Alterations, Inc., JoAnn Bollman - Princess House, Juneau's Imagination Station, KATH TV Juneau's NBC Station, KINY and KSUP Radio, Alaska - Juneau Communications, KTOO Juneau, Lori Buzzell - Avon leader/representative, Louis James Menendez, attorney at law, Lyle's and Jensen's Home Furnishings, Inc., Martha's Flowers, Mary DeSmet/Full Circle Music, MRV Architects, Pavitt Health and Fitness, Printing Trade Company, Reuben Willis, State Farm Insurance, Spickler/Egan, New York Life, TEMSCO Helicopters Inc., and Zen/Jaded. We are grateful to have a business community that is so supportive of young people.
We would like to extend an extra special thanks to Lucas Hoiland and the hardworking stage crew at Juneau-Douglas High School. We appreciate the time and effort rehearsing the cues, music, lighting, sets and sounds that bring the story to life. Thank you for your hard work and your ability to adapt at a moments notice to keep the showing going on!
Finally, we would like to thank the many parents and volunteers who donated time sewing costumes, decorating the theatre, soliciting donations, assisting with sets, driving students to the many classes and rehearsals, coordinating bake sales, and so much more. Your behind the scenes efforts are the true magic of "The Nutcracker."
Former weather crewman remembers Don Drew
During much of 1979 and part of 1980. I was one of the KTOO-FM and TV weather crew, and I am thoroughly dismayed to hear of the passing of Don Drew. Whenever I walked down to the federal building to gather material for the evening broadcast, Don was as helpful as he could possibly be, from explaining why a high pressure center to the south might actually produce cloudy weather to explaining the faxed satellite photos. He was friendly, helpful and always good-natured. And I know he was as helpful to others who did the broadcast like Tom Loatman and Linda Palmes. RIP, and now to the upper-air winds.
Mark M. Smith