Walla Walla clothes shop hosts spring sale

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Further proof that spring has sprung (despite the occasional blustery, overcast day): The annual Spring Extravaganza at Walla Walla Clothing Co.

The downtown retailer hosts its in-store celebration Saturday with sales on shoes, denim and more, said owner Teresa Morasch.

Spring sandals are 10 percent off, and to help prepare, Walla Walla Clothing will offer complimentary mini-pedicures. Ten percent discounts will also be offered on all denim and tees by Michael Stars and Three Dots.

The store will also have free gifts and drawings for shoes, tees and denim. The sale at 103 E. Main St. runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more details, call 525-4783.

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A company known for paper is helping local school children with their history homework through free trips to Fort Walla Walla Museum.

Boise Inc.'s Wallula mill has contributed $6,000 to the museum's admission-free School Tour program, which covers admission for public, private and home schools on tours of the museum. The company has been a supporter of the program for nearly 10 years. Since then, 50,000 school children have toured the facility - 86 percent for the first time, according to surveys taken at the museum.

"Kids who make a connection with their past develop both a sense of place and belonging. They feel part of something larger than themselves," said museum Director James Payne, in a release.

Boise mill manager Nich Nachbar said acting as a community steward is a source of pride for the company. "We're glad to help the Fort Walla Walla Museum build a stronger community base by teaching children about our region's shared heritage," he said in the announcement.

The museum, located in Fort Walla Walla Park, operates 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily April through October. For more details on admission, Living History performances and more, call 525-7703, or visit: fortwallawallamuseum.org.

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Roger Esparza has joined Inland Cellular as the new business account manager for the Walla Walla region, the business announced.

The lifelong Walla Wallan comes to the firm from 180 Networks, where he served as an outside sales representative for Southeastern Washington. He also previously worked for Sprint as the store manager and sales consultant.

Esparza, who will also continue on the real estate team at WilliamsTeamHomes.com, specializes in customer and community relations and finding solutions for the wireless needs of customers.

In his role for Inland Cellular, he will also work with local businesses and nonprofits, and provide community outreach for the company.

He can be reached at 629-2660 or: rogere@inlandcellular.com .

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

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