Etcetera - 05/04/12

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Fresh, shelled Northwest crab and shrimp are on the menu for the Tri-State Steelheaders Salmon Enhancement Group's 35th annual fundraiser.

It will be May 17 in the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Community Building. Doors open at 5 p.m. The dinner, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will feature a variety of salads and side dishes said Mike Bireley, Tri-State Steelheaders executive director.

Live and silent auctions and a host of raffles will be part of the action, Mike said. Beer and wine will be sold and free soft drinks and coffee are provided.

Tickets are $30. The event is open to those 21 years and older. Tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting Tri-State Steelheaders at 529-3543 or stop by Steve's Archery and Fishing Shop, 2821 E. Isaacs Ave., during regular business hours, Tuesday-Saturday.

Proceeds will fund salmon and steelhead habitat restoration projects on local rivers and streams and promote recreational angling, including kids' fishing events held each year at Bennington Lake in Walla Walla and Jubilee Lake in Oregon, Mike said.

The Assumption Church Parish Center teemed with students and their families for a four-school National Honor Society induction recently, said Kathy Ruthven, a Walla Walla Catholic Schools counselor, in a release.

NHS presidents from host school DeSales, and Touchet, Waitsburg and Prescott High schools made presentations on their chapter's annual service project.

The presidents also ran the induction ceremony and lit candles representing scholarship, leadership, character and service, the tenets of NHS. A cake and ice cream social followed. NHS presidents are Cheyenne Schoen, DeSales; Nicole Brown, Touchet; Kayla Huxoll, Waitsburg; Claudia Soriano, Prescott. Kayla Huxoll spoke about leadership, Claudia Soriano talked about service and Reilly Roach did the pledge.

Chapter advisors and principals by school presented certificates and pins to NHS members.

The ceremony drew a good variety of kids from the wider community in their leadership and service roles, Kathy said, describing it as "a super event."

Annie Charnley Eveland will be back in the office on May 22. Items for the Etcetera column may be submitted to annieeveland@wwub.com or, if too timely, to Alasdair Stewart at alasdairstewart@wwub.com. Call Stewart at 526-8311 for more information.

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