Thank you letters for Dec. 27, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Thank you for the grant

Southeast Senior Services, a division of Catholic Community Service, would like to thank the Juneau Community Foundation for granting us $15,000 to provide hot, nutritious meals for local senior citizens. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been more critical than ever to support the health and nutrition of our seniors, and we are very thankful to have such generous support towards this end. This is the fifth year that this funding has been provided, and with the assistance of the funding from the City and Borough of Juneau through the Juneau Community Foundation, senior meals continue to be provided five days per week throughout the year.

From July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, our most recent fiscal year, we provided a total of 31,158 noontime meals to Juneau Senior Citizens. Until March 2020, we were providing congregate meals at the Juneau and Douglas Senior Centers as well as home-delivered meals to homebound Juneau residents. However, since the start of the pandemic, we have been providing all meals via home-delivery in an effort to protect the safety of our participants. Throughout this period of time, our participant numbers have continued to grow, and we are very appreciative of the funding from the Juneau Community Foundation which has allowed us to continue to meet the growing need for nutritional support in our community.

All senior citizens, age 60 and over, are encouraged to call the Juneau Senior Center at 907-463-6175 for more information about the lunch program and senior center activities. These services help seniors remain healthy and independent for as long as possible.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Juneau Community Foundation and thank the Foundation and the City and Borough of Juneau for their commitment to the seniors of Juneau.

Rachel MacSlarrow,

NTS Regional Coordinator for Southeast Senior Services

Juneau Sports Association announces honorees, thanks supporters

Pete Carran is honored in the Player Category. Imperial Saloon is honored in the Sponsor Category. The honorees have dedicated decades to promoting the Juneau Sports Association and its adult softball program.

Due to COVID-19 precautions JSA was unable to present these awards in person.

JSA has enjoyed Imperial Saloon and its sponsorship of Men’s, Women’s and Coed leagues both for season and tournaments for over 20 years. We are grateful for their support of our association. Imperial has produced a few hundred top notch players and brought their fans along for the ride. Thank you for your longstanding support and assurance of the continuation of local softball leagues. Please stop in to the Imperial and thank Shelly Hurt for her dedication and endless support for the game. We can’t say enough how much we appreciate you but we can try to show you!

Pete Carran and Rufus have been with us on and off the field for so long we can’t remember a time without them. Rufus has left the field, but the memories will remain. The insistence of you throwing the Frisbee for him while you chatted with Pete after a game are still visible. Pete, thank you for being the most persistent Utility Player a team could ask for. Wherever a manager needs you that’s where you play the hardest. No one gives 110% like Pete. Pitcher, shortstop, second base, outfield and manager extraordinaire. He was awarded All Tourney and Tournament MVP more than once in his softball career. Thank you for your energy, great expectations of your teammates and encouragement to do better. You are a great sport and best-looking dude in the dugout!

Thanks so much,

Kyle Scholl

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