Etcetera - 04/09/10

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Jeff Cirillo, former Seattle Mariners player and current partner in Pacific Baseball Ventures, LLC, which owns the Walla Walla Sweets, will be guest speaker at the Walla Walla Valley Youth Baseball & Softball Association's annual dinner and auction fundraiser.

The Walla Walla Sweets play in the West Coast League, a summer collegiate wood-bat league located here.

The May 22 fundraiser will provide financial resources for the Blue Mountain Girls Softball Association, American Legion, Babe Ruth Baseball and baseball and softball travel team programs.

Tickets are $25 per person for the catered steak and potatoes dinner with two beverages. It will be at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Community Center with a social hour at 5:30 and dinner at 6 p.m. A live auction will follow. For more details, call Steve Jordan at 526-2583.

Meanwhile, the Blue Mountain Girls Softball Association is hosting a jamboree Saturday at the Mill Creek Sportsplex on Tietan Street. It kicks off with a fundraising pancake-sausage breakfast at 8 a.m. A 9 a.m. parade will follow of six 12-U, 11 10-year-old, seven 8-year-old and four 6-U T-ball teams. It will culminate with one-inning exhibition games, beginning at 10 a.m. There is a charge for the breakfast; all the other activities are free.

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Grant Farmer Post 992 members plan to place more than 500 flags in the cemetery for fallen comrades for the Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 31. To volunteer, call the post at 525-1310.

The post is also planning its annual safety appreciation awards dinner to honor members of the emergency services. The April 22 event includes a happy hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. at the Post, 102 N. Colville St. Reservations should be made by April 15 at 525-1310.

The club commended Rosalie Kilmer, who prepares and sells baskets every Friday night.

Her endeavor has garnered the post several thousand dollars income in the past few years, according to the April and May Post Auxiliary News letter.

The income allows the Post to have live music each Friday. In addition, the Post sends troop boxes to folks in the military serving stateside and overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Darlene Scruggs, at 525-1113, coordinates this effort.

Contact Annie Charnley Eveland at annieeveland@wwub.com or 526-8313.

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