Thank you letter for Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Thank you for buying raffle tickets

The Board of the Friends of the Jensen-Olson Arboretum would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets in our 2020 raffle.

Each ticket was a donation to the Arboretum and its mission to inspire learning in horticulture, natural sciences and landscaping.

For the list of prizes and prize winner please go to our Facebook page, Friends of the Jensen-Olson Arboretum. And once there please like us, to spread the word.

Or our website:

Thank you all again. And please visit, as the Arboretum is open year round, Wednesday through Sunday.

Pat White,

President of the FJOA Board

We’re grateful for food drive support

The 2020 Holiday Pet Food Drive was Grateful Dogs of Juneau’s most successful drive yet. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grateful Dogs of Juneau was able to collect 1,982 pounds of dog food and 818 pounds of cat food. A total of 2,800 pounds of dog and cat food was collected which is a new record amount of donations. The previous record was 1,680 pounds collected in 2016. Donations of cat food were up substantially. Cat food has always been in short supply during prior years.

The pet food will be distributed to pets in need through the local food bank and food pantries. When adequate pet food supplies are on hand, Grateful Dogs also shares pet food with surrounding communities that are in need.

Our success would not have been possible without the cooperation of local businesses: PETCO and the Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center.

The Juneau community has been truly generous and deserves a sincere “Thank You.”

Grateful Dogs of Juneau is a local nonprofit organization of Juneau dog owners dedicated to promoting responsible dog ownership in Juneau and to using local trails, parks, and public areas in a responsible manner. The annual pet food drives are part of Grateful Dogs public service to our community.

George Utermohle,

Grateful Dogs of Juneau Board Member

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