• Helping Hands wants to thank Juneau for the support it received in 2018.
The food bank is hosting its annual dinner and silent auction on Aug. 3 at the Valley Church, 9741 Mendenhall Loop Road. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and the live auction will be at 6 p.m. To donate auction items or to purchase a ticket to the dinner, contact Karen Fortwengler at (907)957-6632.
In addition, Alaskan Brewing Co. is supporting Helping Hands this year as its nonprofit organization. The brewery is hosting a food drive from April 1-26 at Red Dog Saloon. Anyone who donates canned goods can enter a contest to win a Jones backpack or Jones snowboard. There is no limit on entries as long as you donate canned food to support Helping Hands.
I would like to thank Alaskan Brewing Co. for supporting us this year.
Director, Helping Hands
• The Juneau Stonewall 50 Project thanks the community and its businesses for their enthusiastic support and event sponsorship. Our project celebrates the 1969 New York City Stonewall Inn uprising that sparked the LGBTQ civil rights movement in America and spread around the world.
Our project formed from Storme DeLarverie’s shouts to the crowd back then, “Why don’t you do something?” We dedicate 2019 as a year of Juneau doing something. We honor Stonewall history, diversity and expanding equal rights for all.
Special thanks to Alaska Robotics, Sandpiper, Bustin’ Out Boutique, Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, V’s Cellar Door, PFLAG Juneau Pride Chorus, the Church of the Holy Trinity, SEAGLA, Perseverance Theatre, Juneau Symphony, Collette Costa and the Gold Town Nickelodeon, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Congregation Sukkat Shalom, Elaine Bell, Jolynn Shriber, Jason and Kyla, and the Baranof Hotel, Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Silverbow Inn.
Thanks to super volunteers and contributors, co-coordinator Tayler Shae, Apryle McVey, Lin Davis, Allison Caputo, Trish Turner Custard, Melissa Griffiths at Pixel and Plume Design, and Jeanette St. George.
For the Holy Trinity Stonewall 50 Tea Dance, big thanks to all who donated and attended, to the Vestry and members of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Father Gordon Blue, Alison Talley, Bishop Mark Lattime, Apryle McVey, Alan Davis, Jim Sutton, Kim Lea, Michael and Dee Ellen Grubbs, Bruce Simonson, Pat Campbell, Sarah Blue, Laurie Clark, Mary Anne Slemmons, Jane Ginter, Bob Coghill, Richard Hitchcock, Patricia Hull, Priscilla and Alena Valentine, Rebecca Smith, Joyce Sarles, Susan Klukluk, Valerie Wilson, Ibn and Maria Bailey and the Northern Tea House, David Ottoson and Mary Alice McKeen and Rainbow Foods, Ryan and Jo-Ann Fabrics, DJ Manu, Jacque Farnsworth, Kathleen Wayne and the Juneau Pride Chorus, Lin Davis, Rep. Andy Josephson, Luke the Duke, King Key, Diamond de la Ghetto, Ben Hohenstatt and the Juneau Empire, Scott Burton, Andy Kline and KTOO, Capital Copy, and the JAHC.
Additionally, many unnamed hands and hearts contributed to the success of the Tea Dance and the overall Stonewall 50 Project, and we are grateful.
Coordinator, Juneau Stonewall 50 Project