Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005

... for helping InterAct

The members of Interact and I would like to thank the Rotary Clubs of Juneau - Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Juneau and Glacier Valley Rotary Club - for their generous donations and support. From everyone who participated in Homeless Awareness Demonstration Night, we would like to especially recognize Doug Eckland, Nico Bus, Nancy Seamount, and Bob and Dixie Weiss for their time and energy.

Carly Craig, InterAct president

... for fundraising

Thanks to everyone who has helped us make the fundraising effort for Bill Forrest a huge success. With your help, we have so far raised well over $10,000 to help Bill with his medical bills.

Thanks to everyone who came to MSP's "The Hit List" at the Hangar on Monday night. Thanks to Reccia Wilson and the crew at the Hangar, for donating the use of the Ballroom and their help and hospitality; Lucid Reverie, for donating the film projector; DIPAC, for donating the film screen; Bill Glude of the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center, for advertising our events on his Web site; Lee Henry, for working the DJ booth; and Pauline and Ben Higdon, for helping work the door.

Mike Bartholow

Kristen Chamberlain

Andy Dietrick

Juneau Chapter of the International Spread Love Project

... for the support

Thanks to all of you that joined in the fun at Eaglecrest on Christmas Eve. Kudos to those who danced down the Platter Slope and to Santa, who managed to arrive by sled without snow. Applause to Rick Trostel and his Thrushhill Music School musicians: Linae, Amanda, and Liz Neyman, Cedar Malick, Austin Tagaban, Billy and Heather Holbrook, Evan Fritz, and Anja Akstin, for the holiday music, and to Ann Boochever for leading the sing-a-long. Special thanks go to Capital Records for providing the sound system.

The Eaglecrest staff

... for helping make Winterfest a success

The Dec. 17 Winterfest celebration in downtown Juneau was a wonderful success and the Downtown Business Association would like to thank the many people and organizations who made our city sparkle and ring with holiday lights, song and cheer. DBA's marketing event committee, composed of Sydney Mitchell of Shoefly, Holly Bierkortte of Wings Airways, Jill Ramiel of Silverbow Inn, Pat Race of Lucid Reverie and Melissa McCormick of Creativation Events, did a superb job in planning and coordinating the many activities and in bringing in other groups to participate.

We believe that our capital city is a fun place to dine, shop, walk, live, chat with friends and just hang out in. Events like Winterfest bring all people together to share and enjoy this multi-faceted jewel that is our historic downtown. Special thanks go to Rotary for donating the tree and hanging all the decorations and to Ken Alper of Silverbow for arranging its placement in Marine Park, where everyone could see it. Bob Didier of Silverbow Construction was instrumental in transporting and installing the tree, and Ralph Kibby of Chatham Electric provided the cherry picker used to hang the lights.

Other businesses that were instrumental in making this event a success were Shoefly - graphic work; Copy Express - posters and flyers; Jean Sztuk of Alaska Renovators - signage; Wings Airways - coordinated Santa's workshop; The Filipino Community Hall - hosted Santa's workshop; Silverbow Bakery - cookies; Heritage Coffee - coffee; The Imagination Station - gifts; Annie Kaill's - gifts and gift wrapping; Creativation Events - heaters and hot chocolate; Alaska Travel Industry Association - volunteers to help with activities.

Special people we also want to thank are Mayor Bruce Botelho, the King Island Christmas singers, the Auke Bay Choir, Doniece Gott for her reading, and Steven McPhetres for being Santa. Most special thanks also go to Melissa McCormick, who put it all together! And thank you to Eric Morrison for the newspaper coverage of Juneau's first Winterfest. These people and organizations, along with the downtown businesses and their visitors contribute to making Juneau a really great place. We want you to watch and join us in the new year for more community events like Winterfest as the Downtown Business Association lights off new ways to make downtown magic!


Ann B. House, president

Downtown Business Association

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