Etcetera - 02/08/10

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It's on. The Walla Walla High School Class of 2000, gearing up for its 10th reunion, is seeking addresses or contacts of classmates for the June 18-19 event. Those who can help, or who have information are encouraged to contact Bree Smith Hunt at 509-200-1351; Hope Cox at 509-386-1782; Darcey Johnson Miller at 509-301-9368; and Beki Cadwallader at 509-301-0275; or e-mail hunt_b1@yahoo.com and send mail to 804 Lincoln St., Walla Walla 99362.

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The Walla Walla Valley only has one adult day care program, which is located at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave., according to the February issue of The Bottom Line.

Funding cuts and a decrease in clientele are threatening to close the doors on the program.

It's been around since 1993 and loved ones can attend the program for fun while their caregivers get a bit of respite/ time off.

It is available for those 45 and older. Attendees receive a nutritious lunch and snacks, a full range of activities, guest speakers and entertainers and aid with personal care.

Funding assistance is offered to those who qualify.

The Adult Day Center can always use financial donations and needs decaf coffee, nutritional snacks, rhythm instruments, red watercolor markers and fruit juices. For more details, call 527-0771.

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Yee-haw. The District 4 Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the Feb. 16 strawberry waffle supper fundraiser at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave. For $3.50, diners will get a sausage, coffee and Belgian waffle piled with strawberries and whipped cream. The meal is served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. after which the Olde Thyme Musicians will play. Last month, Park Manor sponsored the dinner and residents from that facility, Wheatland Village and Garrison Creek Lodge came by the busloads to the meal, the senior center's newsletter reported.

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Nominations are being accepted through March 26 for the Art Regier Outstanding Volunteers of the Year Award. Recipients will be recognized at the April 20 school board meeting. Nomination forms are available at all Walla Walla Public Schools and the district office.

The criteria for selection may include exceptional service or contributions to the children of Walla Walla Public Schools; unusual dedication; demonstration of care, compassion and empathy. For more information, contact Mark Higgins, communications director at 509-526-6716.

Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or at 526-8313.

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