Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard 
                                Juneau Animal Rescue’s board of directors at the “Love is a Four-Legged Word” silent auction. Top row, from left: Mari Meiners, treasurer; Aurora Hauke, secretary; Amy Williams, president; Angela Noon; Janet McCallister; and Jeanette St. George. Bottom row, from left: Samantha Blankenship, executive director; Hazel Reynolds; Sarah Mutter; and Maren Brantner, vice president.

Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard Juneau Animal Rescue’s board of directors at the “Love is a Four-Legged Word” silent auction. Top row, from left: Mari Meiners, treasurer; Aurora Hauke, secretary; Amy Williams, president; Angela Noon; Janet McCallister; and Jeanette St. George. Bottom row, from left: Samantha Blankenship, executive director; Hazel Reynolds; Sarah Mutter; and Maren Brantner, vice president.

Thank you letters for March 1, 2020.

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Thanks for making “Love is a Four-Legged Word” a huge success

We are especially grateful to our wine and beer sponsors and their employees, including K&L Distributors, Southern Glazers, Specialty Imports, Forbidden Peak Brewery, Alaskan Brewing Company and Devil’s Club Brewing Company. This event would not have been possible without them.

The beautiful flower arrangements were generously donated by Martha’s Flowers and Gifts, Miss Scarlett’s and Frenchie’s Floral Studio. We are honored by the many sponsors that supported this event, particularly our platinum sponsor, Brian and Heidi Lingle of Lingle & Associates. Gold sponsors included EW Trucking, Glacier State Contractors, Southeast Animal Medical Center, Stellar Financial Services, and WS Trucking. Silver and bronze sponsors included AEL&P, AK Vision Center, Amalga Distillery, Capital Kennel Club of Juneau, Dawson Construction, Diane Larocque, First National Bank Alaska, Jeannie and Joe Smith, Betsy Walatka, Platinum Real Estate Group, Shoefly, Barnum Law Firm, Colleen Campbell and Nicole Mannix, Faulkner Banfield PC, Integrity Automotive, Larry’s Quality Heating and Plumbing, Malia Heyward State Farm, Dr. Mark Riederer, Spickler Insurance Agency, Tip and Ashor, VRB Construction and Dr. Doug Weaver. Each and every donation from these outstanding supporters enabled us to host this beautiful and fun event.

We also deeply appreciate every business and community member that donated items for our silent auction. The beautiful art, delicious baked goods, and exciting adventure and travel opportunities make our silent auction our most successful fundraiser every year.

Thank you to our friends that provided entertainment for the evening, including the extremely talented Tom Locher and our emcee Evan Rothfeld. Our excellent volunteers provided their time and efforts, including Julie Coffin, Mario Morales and JAR staff, including Miranda Holland, Roberta Eastwood, Alicia Harris, Jesse Miller, Shane Walker and Executive Director Samantha Blankenship.

Finally, thank you to everyone who attended. JAR is so proud to serve Juneau’s pet population and this event makes our work possible. We cannot wait to celebrate again with you next year!

Amy Williams, President,

Juneau Animal Rescue Board of Directors

Thanks for another great year

We have many to thank in order to make this event possible. Thanks to those who helped coach: Rachelle Grossardt, Luke Fortier, Sheila Degener, Thomas Schwartz and Leah Heiman. Thanks to public librarian Amelia Jenkins who volunteered her time to help run the competitions as well as Luke Fortier, Sheila Degener, Rachelle Grossardt, Leah Heiman and Thomas Schwartz. From reading the books, to coaching, to picking questions for the battle to running the competition, we thank you for your time!

Sheila Degener,

Battle of the Books building coordinator

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