Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers hold 35th annual Juneau Senior’s Holiday Dinner

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Juneau Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Association is scheduled to hold the 35th annual Senior Citizen’s Holiday Dinner at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall Dec. 14 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Entertainment by the Juneau-Douglas High School Jazz Band is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Other entertainment during the dinner will include the Juneau String Ensembles, the Highland Dancers, the Juneau-Douglas High School Chamber Choir and the Children of all Nations Dance Group.

The Juneau Senior Citizen’s Holiday Dinner began 34 years ago when the late Senior Chief Petty Officer C.T. Barger, who along with other chiefs, wanted to do something positive for Juneau’s senior citizen community. The holiday dinner began modestly as the chiefs hosted about 40 senior citizens in 1974. Today, more than 64 local business and organizations contribute to the event.

“We want to thank all the local businesses and organizations that have made this dinner a successful event each year,” said Chief Petty Officer Tamara Williammee, president of the Juneau Chief Petty Officers Association chapter. “The Juneau Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Association is excited to sponor this festive holiday dinner for the senior citizens of Juneau.”

Care-A-Van will again be available for transportation but participants must reserve transportation between Dec. 1 and Dec. 13.   Care-A-Van will not be able to pick you up if you request a ride the day of the dinner.

Only senior citizens and their caregivers, if needed, should attend.

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