Pie challenge to benefit recipients of local food bank

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Grandma's Country Catering is serving up a holiday pie challenge to local businesses.

The Stateline Road catering operation, owned by Doug and Ginger Case, has initiated a pie donation contest with sweet benefits for recipients of the food bank, as well as the Cases' daughter, Samantha.

Samantha is selling pies to earn money for a People to People ambassador program trip to the United Kingdom. The challenge goes like this: For every 10 pies purchased from Samantha and donated to the food bank, Grandma's Country Catering will donate one pie.

The sale ends the week of Christmas. To purchase a pie or for more details, call 520-2112 or email: casedo@pocketinet.com .

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A little sole-searching at Saager's Shoe Shop could help with the healing process for patients at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.

The full-service, family shoe store in Milton-Freewater will donate 5 percent of sales during the week of Dec. 5 to the Special Needs Fund at St. Mary.

The fund was created to assist those receiving treatment at the Walla Walla hospital's cancer center.

The funds, distributed by the medical center based on need, pay for everything from wigs for chemotherapy patients to tanks of gas for those traveling from outside of the area for treatments.

"We are delighted to be working with St. Mary's this holiday season," said owner Ron Saager, in a prepared statement. "The patient Special Needs Fund is a great way to give to those in need."

The contribution to St. Mary's comes on the heels of the store's support of the annual Pioneer 5K Fun Run amp; Walk, where all proceeds were given to the Athletic Department at McLaughlin High School

Saager's, 613 N. Main St., Milton-Freewater, offers winter boots and shoes from brands such as Keen, Teva, Redwing, Earth, Wolverine and Haflinger, for the family. For more details, call 541-938-5162, or visit: www.saagershoeshop.com .

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Science is child's play at the Walla Walla Children's Museum, which hosts a free day Friday.

The museum at 77 Wainwright Drive hosts the event to promote its new exhibit from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. "Every Body Eats" is a touring exhibit designed to help kids understand the importance of nutrition, including healthy eating habits, portion sizes and what a calorie is. The exhibit will be at the museum until mid-January.

Friday's free peek will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The museum will operate those same hours through the weekend. A special Family Membership Discount will be offered at $60. Regular price is $75.

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