PUBLISHED: 11:19 AM on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
A whale of a thank you
American Red Cross of Southeast Alaska

  Shad Engkilterra
The weather was beautiful, the wine was fabulous and the wild life was showing off its finest and it all happened May 10, aboard an Allen Marine Catamaran donated to the American Red Cross for their annual wine and whales cruise.

We would like to thank our fearless Captain Wayne and the crew of Allen Marine for a wonderful evening of whale watching, we saw many and at times were surrounded by these magnificent creatures, and also for the time they took to answer many questions regarding the wild life we marveled at.

To the Alaska Distributors Co. especially Gary, Tracy and Walter as well as Sandy from Rodney Strong Vineyards in Sonoma Calif., the wine was fantastic and your knowledge of grapes incredible.

Thank you for donating your time and wine, we appreciate all that you do in support of the Red Cross and look forward to spending time with you again next year.

Thank you to Zen and The Prospector for their wonderful donation of appetizers. The food was a wonderful compliment to the wonderful wine.

  Linda Wahl
A big thank you to Jason Groves for the donation of his awesome photograph for our travel raffle.

Nancy White was the lucky winner and I know the photograph will be proudly displayed in her home.

Thank you Cyndi's Cruise and Travel for your donation of two round trip tickets to Hawaii.

The lucky winners of those tickets are Brad and Stephanie Kiefer. Have fun in Hawaii!

To Eve Delgado for an amazing design and incredibly informative wine book, without all your time and effort this book would not have been brought to life.

A big thank you to Printing Trade Company for the printing of our book and for the friendship that we have developed with you, all of you are amazing supporters of our mission.

We would also like to recognize those corporate sponsors that help in our mission, Wells Fargo, Coeur Alaska, Alaska Cruise Association, GCI, First Bank, Alyeska Pipeline, First National Bank of Alaska, Haliburton Llynden ,Walmart and Taylored Restoration.

Thank you for helping us help others.

And finally, to all our guest, this evening would not have been what it was without all of you.

Thank you for your support and for joining us for an evening of fun but also an evening that raised funds for the Red Cross of Alaska so we can continue in our mission to help those affected by disaster.