Etcetera - 07/06/10


To raise funds for the remodeling of The Center at the Park, folks there will hold a Let's Make a Deal contest ala longtime former host Monty Hall or current host Wayne Brady. The event will follow the July 20 strawberry waffle supper. A $5 ticket buys a chance to be a contestant. The supper, for $3.50, begins at 5:30 p.m. and the game begins at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 720 Sprague Ave. The winner will get a $100 bill and a prize.

Tickets are on sale now for the center's wild Alaskan salmon barbecue dinner Aug. 20. Call 527-3775 or online see

According to the July 10 Bottom Line newsletter, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program held its 37th annual RSVP recognition luncheon June 12 at the Center at the Park. Special recognition went to Elton Fenno for 30 years of service; Dolores Wallis for more than 3,000 hours to Project Warm Up; Dee Fisher for coordination of the RSVP Grocery Shopping program; and Wes and Shirley Miller for "endless energy and willing to volunteer for last-minute projects.

RSVP joined with the Walla Walla Police Department for a Shred-A-Thon June 19 at The Center at the Park. It was deemed a success, drawing 98 vehicles and three bicycles, which conveyed 23 garbage cans full of personal information to be shredded.

RSVP also noted in the senior citizens newsletter that volunteers are needed for various responsibilities July 17-18 for Onion Fest in downtown Walla Walla. Call Teri Sannar at 541-938-7657 for more details.

And crocheters and knitters are being sought for RSVP's Project Warm-Up. Hats are needed for elementary- to middle school-aged children.


Despite competing with two other auctions on the same day, the June 5 Ferndale Grange auction brought in $2,500. The teardown will go on because of Bob Humbert's discounted labor for that project, said Leslie Lovell, communications specialist with InterMountain Communications.

A leveled area where the Grange stood will be used for badly needed parking, Leslie said in a release

Sharee LaRue-Wright, vice-chairwoman of the Milton-Freewater Unified School District Board, said "Don Miller did a fabulous job as auctioneer. And people were so excited to get the great prices. There was a lot of fun and laughter."

Sharee was assisted by Glenda Jones, Heidi Thomas, Macy Thomas, Marcia Akes, Colton Akes, Patton Wright, Ryan Radke, Marilyn McBride, Ralph Brown, Carolyn Creek and especially Mary Jo Sult, who did a tremendous amount of work for the cause before and during the auction.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313.


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