Thursday, June 9, 2011
Pit masters from A Wing and A Prayer Barbecue + Catering will be serving up fare Friday during the opening of Relay for Life.
Mobile vendor Timm Johnson said 100 percent of the barbecue sales Friday will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
A Wing and A Prayer is known for barbecue ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, ham and turkey, as well as side dishes from barbecue beans to cole slaw. The mobile unit will be set up at Martin Field, adjacent to Borleske Stadium.
In addition to the food, Friday's opening of Relay for Life will include a silent auction, 5-8:30 p.m.
The opening ceremony kicks off at 6 p.m. with a speaker and survivors/caregivers lap. Entertainment will start at 6:30 p.m. with a musical performance from Bizarre Love Triangle. The luminary ceremony takes place at dusk. From 9:45 p.m. to close, the Vaughn Jensen Band will perform.
Saturday's events continue with a breakfast from Walla Walla Dental Care at 7 a.m. Jazzercise will start at 8 a.m., followed by a two-hour performance from Back Porch Band starting at 9 a.m. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. a Kids' Carnival will take place. At 11:15 a.m., the Out of Order Band begins its two-hour run. Locks of Love will be highlighted starting at 1:15 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Philly King B and the Stingers will perform. The closing ceremony is at 4 p.m.
Eagle Springs Memory Care Community is encouraging area residents to show their colors for National Flag Week.
The College Place care center is partnering with the American Legion to help replace worn-out American flags.
Starting Monday, the operation at 20 S. Larch Ave. will exchange brand new American flags for worn or used flags. A limited supply of flags is available, and reservations are accepted.
Eagle Springs has partnered with the American Legion to help with a ceremonial disposal of the retired flags at a later date. Donations will be accepted in the exchange. Funds raised will benefit Wreaths Across America, an organization that Eagle Springs' parent company, Prestige, partners with to honor fallen veterans.
The flag exchange will run through June 17 during the business's hours of operation, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To reserve a flag in advance, call Teresa Hernandez at 525-6335.
Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at email@example.com or 526-8321.