Thank you

Posted: Friday, December 22, 2000

... for tea show

The Foundation for Hospice and Home Care of Juneau is grateful for all the gracious effort, hard work and generous donations supporting the Dec. 3 Hospice Hat Tea and Fashion Show. These same contributions make possible Hospice and Home Care's ongoing commitment to provide compassionate home health care and hospice services to all Juneau residents. Many thanks to the organizations and individuals listed below who made this wonderful day of fashion, friendship and tea possible. We look forward to sharing a spot of tea with you again next year.

Annie Kaill's, Ampy Cruz, Avrum Gross, Barbara Lewis, Beth Galea, Bill Mauck and the Baranof Hotel, Caro Rosier-Polley, Chris Burns and KINY radio, Christina Bruce, Dale Wygant, Dan Bruce, Doreen Hogins, Fred Meyer, Galligaskins, Glacier Gardens and Yard Doctors, Gourmet Alaska, Hearthside Books, Jan Somerville, Jane MacKinnon, Jane Stokes, Janet Schempf, Jeff Boman, Jordan Zinn, Karla Allwine, Kim Dostal, KTOO, Lyle's Home Furnishings, Marion Koelsch, Nancy Ferrell, Mt. Juneau Inn, Nancy Potts, Northern Lights Candle Co., Peter Jurasz, Richard Burns, Ron Flint, Sandi Pahlke, Scentiments, Shirley Bandirola, Sioux Plummer, Stallone's Mens Store, Steve Allwine, Steve Tada, Sue Nielsen, Sue Roth, Super Drug, Susan Fitzgerald, Susan's Hallmark, Susie Powers, The Christmas Store, The Irish Shop, The Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, The Russian Shop, The Silk Garden, Tracy Sisterman, Vi Cope and Willette Janes.

... for helping with flags

As the year draws to a close, the 50 state flags displayed along Egan Drive from City Hall to the Douglas Bridge are once again history. On behalf of The Friends of the Flags, I would like to thank all those that supported the project either by financial donations, equipment use or by physically working on the project.

Those individuals and organizations that contributed monetarily amounted to 68 donations from Jan. 1 to Dec. 12, for a total of $3,359. The new flags for 2001 have been ordered and will be here in plenty of time before we put them up next spring.

Thanks to Tyler Rentals Inc. and their Juneau manager, Steve Kikendall, for their continued generous donation of the man lift, which we use to install the flags; Pete Bernstein of Alaska Ship Chandlers who supplies the flags at a reduced price; Rich Deakins for his free bookkeeping services; and KINY/KSUP, along with Kelly Peres, for all the public service announcements during our annual fund raising drive.

And of course, special thanks to the crew who install and take down the flags. Headed up by Jim Akins, there was Jim Carroll and Hal Cleek, who have been with FOTF since its conception in 1978. Joining them this year were Michael Orelove, Cindy Pastorino and Bob Van Slyke (Mark Beattie had volunteered; however, I left town the week the flags were to come down and forgot to tell anyone, for which I apologize to Mark. Next spring, Mark?). Jim Akins and Kelly Peres enthusiastically serve as my co-chairs, which I greatly appreciate.

If anyone would like to help the volunteers who put up the flags or make a donation, you may contact us at: P.O. Box 32201, Juneau, AK, 99803; or phone 789-8080; or e-mail at

Rudy J. Ripley

Chairman, Friends of the Flags

... for tournament help

The 6th Annual Fastbreak Middle School Basketball Tournament was a wonderful success this year. The event could not have been possible without the support of many dedicated people.

The Fastbreak Booster Club and Steve Brandner provided the funding and took care of the awards ceremony. Robert Casperson, Leslie Isaacs and the Juneau Officials Association did an excellent job providing referees for 60 games. Special thanks to the high school student helpers, Alex Heumann, Paul Bennett and Curtis Lane.

Assistant principals Barb Mecum and Tom Milliron put in many extra hours supervising gyms and making sure details of the tournament and housing were taken care of. Mike Croan opened up the Floyd Dryden gym late at night for Haines players. Northern Lights Church housed the Skagway players. Judy Smathers and Avis Hayden coordinated the family housing assignments for visiting schools. Nila Treston coordinated the Floyd Dryden hospitality room and Merritt Miller coordinated the Dzantik'i Heeni hospitality room. Mike Sica gave the tournament a great boost with his Thursday Sports Report on KTOO. Alberta Jones organized scorers and timers as well as supervised the Dzantik'i Heeni gym.

Many other parents and supportive community members assisted in making the tournament a fun-filled competitive weekend for middle school students from throughout Southeast Alaska. Thank you very much.

Dave Ringle

Tournament Coordinator

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