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City Slickers Salon & Spa will host a "cut-a-thon" Sunday for Toys for Tots.

From 1 to 4 p.m., five stylists will be cutting hair at the downtown salon in exchange for a new unwrapped toy or a cash donation for Toys for Tots.

All contributions go to children in the Walla Walla Valley.

Donations are also accepted from those not in need of a haircut, said Cheryl Stubblefield, owner of City Slickers, 14 W. Main St. For more information, call 529-2108.

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The Daily Market Cooperative is offering a taste of Walla Walla bundled in a gift box this season.

The second annual "Made in Walla Walla" gift boxes are hand-packed with local goods, said Hannah Daly, outreach coordinator for the grocery co-op.

Boxes include sample sizes of Just Right granola, Walla Walla Roastery coffee, Octopus Garden honey sticks, Zerba's walnuts, Blue Mountain Lavender Farm sachets, Walla Walla Bread Company cookies and chocolate from Bright's Candies.

Only 50 boxes will be made, so interested takers are encouraged to pre-order. Each gift box costs $25. Add an extra $4.95 for shipping anywhere in the U.S. The boxes will be available for pickup at the co-op, 508 E. Main St., the week of Dec. 15. If the co-op isn't sold out by then, those who haven't pre-ordered may purchase them.

The co-op is open noon-7 p.m. Tuesday; 1-6 p.m. Wednesday; 1-7 p.m. Thursday; and 1-3 p.m. Friday.

Orders can also be made via e-mail at: orders@dailymarket.coop .

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Santa Claus will spring up at Pendleton Grain Growers stores this weekend.

The jolly old elf will be the guest of honor for PGG's third annual Kids Day. He'll be onsite from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the company's stores in Milton-Freewater, 217 E. Broadway, and Athena, Fourth and Main, as well as in Hermiston and Pendleton. A chance for pictures will be available.

The stores will also offer craft activities, stories and coloring contests. Kids can dine on cookies and hot chocolate, and also enter to win a John Deere wagon full of toys.

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Clothing boutique BooLou has bounded to a new location.

The 4-month-old fashion shop and buy-outright operation has moved from the train depot next to Jacobi's to a storefront between the Macy's shoe store and its juniors department in the Die Brucke building at First Avenue and Main Street.

BooLou is owned by Stacey Moeller, who also owns consignment shop Hidden Treasures, 104 E. Main St. It is named for her daughters, Sydney "Boo" Moeller, and Layna "Lou" Moeller, who manages the business.

BooLou carries an array of new clothing items, as well as handbags and shoes. It also offers gently warn items through its buy-outright operation.

Rather than sell on consignment, the store buys "better brand" junior and young women's clothing for cash. Items should be gently warn and purchased in the past 12 to 18 months. Items should be freshly laundered and nicely folded or on hangars.

The store will buy as many as 10 items or fewer at a time per month. Operators will offer a quote on the items they are willing to accept. If the quote is accepted, they'll pay cash on the spot. Quotes over $25 will be paid in the form of a check.

For more information, call 525-1934.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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