Etcetera - 12/10/12


Community Bank's Milton-Freewater branch is supporting The Change For Charity Drive.

According to a flyer, donations to the branch at 504 N. Main St. will go to the city of Milton-Freewater's Light & Power Assistance Program. The bank will match 50 cents on every dollar collected through Dec. 14, up to $5,000 total in Regions 1 and 2, which include Wallowa, Union, Baker, Umatilla, Morrow, Asotin and Walla Walla counties.

The city of Milton-Freewater will match funds collected at Community Bank, up to $2,000 for the program.

Community Bank will donate an extra $1,000 to charities in the region where the most donations are collected. For more details, call 541-938-6361.

I had an item the other day on the Macy's Parade of Lights, information that should have been attributed to Jennifer Northam with Downtown Walla Walla Foundation.

It's interesting to note that two of the winning entries mentioned took a village, or at least the public schools to put together.

From the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter, it was Lincoln High School and the transportation department that garnered first places in their categories. Transportation's entry was a lighted school bus.

Lincoln High's ASB class designed a float in tribute to Charlie Brown and "Peanuts" characters.

During the three-week classroom project, students made all the heads for the characters. Lori Finn is ASB advisor, and teacher Terry Olson's stage production class made the Snoopy and Woodstock dog house.

Students who helped include Eternity Biegel (Peppermint Patty), Esli Espinoza (Marci), Doreen Aguayo (Lucy), Aron Wulf Martin (Schroeder), Samuel Marquez (Charlie Brown), Ambir Paul (Sally), Donavin Hull (Pigpen), Jose Luis Lara (Linus), and Precelia Clay, Jasmine Gonzalez, Yvonne Miranda, Ashley Vinup and Kelsey Cobb.

Staffers who pitched in include Lori and Terry, Jayne Eacker, Jesse Briones, Erik Gordon, Patrick Kofler, Maggie Yount, Jim Sporleder (driver) and Linda Barker.

Four years ago, Lincoln began its tradition of having as many staff and students as possible walk in the parade along with the float.

They have won Best High School Float each year.

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


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