Etcetera - 04/06/10


Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival garnered a 2010 Summit Award from Washington Festivals & Events Association. The Sweet Onion Festival was among 30 festivals and events from around Washington state to be honored by the WFEA.

Winners were recognized for achievements in marketing and community service associated with events held in 2009.

The Summit Awards ceremony was March 9 at the Northwest Festivals and Events conference at the Seaside (Ore.) Convention Center.

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival won a gold award in the poster category for those with a budget under $75,000 and tied for gold with Microsoft MGX in the specialty print category with a budget under $75,000.

Summit Awards recognize those in the industry who are continually improving the quality and image of festivals and special events in the eyes of the community and media.

This year's program attracted more than 140 entries. Gold, silver and bronze awards were presented for poster, brochure, newspaper insert, Web site, T-shirt, pin, sportswear, overall promotion and community service program. Categories are judged by budget size.

"The number of entries and the range in the size and types of events and communities represented show the strength of the festival and event industry throughout the state," said WFEA President Bruce Skinner in a statement.

The complete list of winners can be found at

A reporter from The Journal interviewed Walla Walla High School technology teacher Dennis DeBroeck in an article about a high school technology teacher.

The Journal is a national magazine that focuses on online education and technology. Its primary audience is K-12 district leaders, IT personnel and administrators.

A publication date for the article hasn't been determined yet.

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