ETCETERA - 12/27/10

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Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council's 2011 calendar will be adorned with winning artwork created by young area artists.

The WWBWC gave prize money and certificates to those artists whose illustrations will appear on the Watershed Council 2011 website calendar.

The children were inspired by the theme Water and Apples, which used the style of illustrated apple box labels.

Students from Weston Middle School and Central Middle School in Milton-Freewater participated.

Winners from Jennifer Hegdal's art classes at Central are Jailene Medina-Meza, Esmeralda Pedroza, Anna Lonai, Maria Romero, Robert Epifanio, Lupita Ibarra and Harmonie Correa.

Entries chosen from Julie Pridgen's Weston art class were created by Matti Keeney, Sara Von Borstel, Teata Oatman, Elizabeth Herbes, Malcolm Young and Sydney Peal.

WWBWC's Bob Chicken spoke with students in the classes about what apple labels are, their function in society and how they connect with the watershed.

Students then created labels that would attract attention and sell their apples.

"The labels were done in a variety of mediums and incorporated visuals from our local watershed" Julie said.

Students in sixth through 12th grades in the Oregon portion of the Walla Walla Basin Watershed were eligible to participate. Funding came from the Walla Walla Basin Council, a release said.

The annual contest is an ongoing educational effort to help children, parents and teachers gain an awareness of the importance of the Walla Walla Watershed to the wellbeing of the communities. Watersheds range from a ridge top to ridge top that drains water into a river.

Bob is open to giving his presentation about watershed contributions to the local apple industry and apple crate labels. Contact him 541-938-7086.

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Walla Walla Community Hospice's annual Evening of Elegance benefit will be 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

It features wine and hors d'oeuvres, a dinner and live and silent auctions. The full auction catalog will be available for preview at www.wwhospice.org beginning Feb. 9. Cost is $90 per person. Contact WWCH at 525-5561 or e-mail laurie@wwhospice.org to make reservations. WWCH is a non profit organization committed to providing quality hospice care to adults and children. facing a limited life expectancy. No patient is ever denied hospice services for financial reasons. WWCH relies on the support of the community through donations and fundraisers to defray expenses.

Laurie Klicker

Marketing Coordinator

Walla Walla Community Hospice

(509) 525-5561

laurie@wwhospice.org

Visit our web site: www.wwhospice.org

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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