With the 2019 Independence Day in the books, the Douglas 4th of July Committee would like to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this past holiday such a roaring success.
The Douglas 4th of July Committee is a small group of eight volunteers who strive to make Douglas a fun ad friendly place to live, work and play. For 121 years the committee has been coordinating events that celebrate the Fourth of July and the days leading up to it, but none of this work would be possible without the generous outpouring of support from the Juneau-Douglas community. The following businesses, organizations and individuals all played an important roll in creating another successful celebration.
Alaskan Brewing Company, Alaska Club, Alaska Marine Lines, Alaska Music One, Allen Marine, Arrow Refuse, Capital Copy, Carpenters LU1281, CBJ Parks and Recreation, CBJ Streets Crew, City and Borough of Juneau, Coastal Helicopters, Commercial Signs & Printing, Costco, Crowley Fuels, Dolphin Jet Boat Tours, Don Zenger, Douglas Café, Douglas Community United Methodist Church, Douglas Library, Douglas Volunteer Fire Department, Fireweed Chiropractic & Massage, First Student, Foodland IGA, IBEW LU1547, Ike’s Fuel, Jerry’s Meats & Seafoods, Jo Betts/Little Mermaid, Juneau Dipsticks, Juneau Empire, Juneau Maker Space, Juneau Police Department, Juneau Radio Center, Louie’s Douglas Inn, Perseverance Theatre, PINZ Bowling Alley, SECON, Sentinel Coffee, Southeast Alaska Section of the American Institute of Architects, Sylvia Harvey, Temsco Helicopters, TMHS Boys Soccer Team, Tyler Rental, Waste Management, The Wild Alaskan Halibut, Western Auto Marine, Valley Lumber, and of course the patient and patriotic residents of Douglas who show graceful hospitality year after year as well as the whole community!
The participation and attendance has been wonderful and makes all these events so much fun; if you are looking to get even more involved, the Douglas 4th of July Committee is always looking for new members who would like to join in the fun of planning and hosting the many events. Please visit our website to learn more about what we do: www.douglas4thofjuly.com.
Douglas 4th of July Committee President
As our fiscal year comes to an end, the Southeast Alaska Food Bank has a lot to be thankful for.
We’d like to thank everyone for your very generous support this year. It’s our pleasure to provide help to those families and individuals who might not be able to access food.
We’d like to thank Foodland IGA, Super Bear IGA, SEAK Distributors, Northern Sales, Fred Meyer, Costco, Safeway, Breeze In, Rainbow Foods, and the E&M Oriental Store for their regular food donations.
We’d like to thank the Juneau Radio Center, National Association of Letter Carriers, Grateful Dogs of Juneau, Southeast Alaska Board of Realtors, Boy Scouts, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo, United States Coast Guard, Alaska National Guard, Rainbow Girls, Moose Lodge, Juneau School District, UAS, many State of Alaska offices, several federal agencies, and many others for conducting food drives for us.
Thanks to everyone who supports us with contributions to the United Way of Southeast Alaska, as well as everyone who donates funds directly to us. Every dollar helps us change lives.
We’d like to thank the Alaska Legislature for sanctioning our annual Thanksgiving in March fundraiser which raised over $40,000 for the food bank, as well as the Imperial Saloon for donating their venue for this event, and the Alaska Travel Industry Association for helping run this fun event.
Thanks to Pavitt Health and Fitness and the Alaska Club for allowing us to have donation drop boxes in their locations, as well as everyone who utilizes our food drop box in front of our building.
Thanks to First Bank, AlaskaUSA, Holland America, Northrim Bank, Avista Foundation, First National Bank of Alaska and Wells Fargo for their financial support.
Thanks to Martha’s Flowers, First Student, Waste Management and Willie’s Marine for their support by donating their time and talents.
And a HUGE THANK YOU to our small army of volunteers who work tirelessly to help us feed our friends, neighbors, coworkers are family members who are at risk of going hungry.
Last fiscal year, we provided over 500,000 pounds of food to local food pantries, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in Southeast Alaska, and our goal is to continue to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Your continued support helps us provide nutritious food for those in our community who need our assistance.
Manager of Southeast Alaska Food Bank
We, the Juneau 4th of July Committee, thank all the creative parade participants. Each of you did a fantastic job!
Thank you to our sponsors: Southeast Mine Supply, Valley Lumber, AEL&P, Don Abel Building Supply, Alaska Commercial Contractors, Moose Lodge #700, Hesson & Deakins, Nugget Alaskan Outfitters, Filipino Community, Petro Marine, Anchorage & Juneau International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #1547, Valley Paint Center, Ron’s Apothecary, Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center, and Perseverance Glass.
Also, thank you to the fabulous spectators!
Jean Sztuk, director, and Angie Palferman, co-director