The Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé boys soccer team recently earned a Community Service Award from First Bank.  (Courtesy Photo)

Thank you letters for the week of April 30, 2023

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

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Thank you for the goal-oriented community service

Congrats to the Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé boys soccer team on receiving a Community Service Award from First Bank.

The Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé boys soccer team recently earned a Community Service Award from First Bank.  (Courtesy Photo)

The Community Service Award encourages and fosters citizenship, knowledge, and personal development of people in Southeast Alaska through community service opportunities. The program provides local organizations opportunities to serve their communities and at the same time, get paid for it. The soccer team helped assemble Spring Break Vacation Food Boxes as part of the Juneau Community Foundation’s Feeding Juneau Kids Program. Cheers to collaboration and taking care of our community!

Christy Ciambor,

Juneau Community Foundation

Thank you for a wonderful Alaska Folk Festival

Big thanks for a wonderful 48th Folk Fest. Despite volcanic eruptions and challenging logistics with change of venue requiring lots of flexibility, creativity, planning and even coordinating shuttle service from the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé — the planners thought of everything. Compliments to the amazing members of the Alaska Folk Festival Board of Directors (Andrew Heist, Miguel Rohrbacher, Hiram Henry, Dylan Proudfoot, Sheli DeLaney, Meghan Chambers, Reber Stein, Jack Fontanella and Josh Fortenbery), the incredible sound crew — notably Mike Sakarias, Lucy Peckham, Betsy Sims and Bennett Hilsgen, the JACC and school district staff, the many performers/guest artists, Lone Piñon, and the multitude of volunteers. Be sure to show your appreciation. The community of Juneau is amazing and we are so fortunate to have such a thriving arts community. If you haven’t yet become a member of the Alaska Folk Festival — it’s not too late to show your support! It’s a small price to pay for a week-long event we all look forward to each year. Let’s all chip in to keep this event happening. Go on line to the website and become a member. Mark your calendars for festival No. 49, April 8-14, 2024, and plan to volunteer your time or put your application in for a performance spot. See page 42 of AFF program to learn about “Legacy Giving” through the Juneau Community Foundation or go to their website. It takes a village and we all benefit. Keep the music alive.

Mary DeSmet/Greg Burger,

Full Circle Music

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