Etcetera - 01/14/10

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Although profit was down, the Center at the Park did clear $9,738 after expenses from its 2009 Christmas Bazaar and raffle.

The funds were mostly raised through donations, a silent auction and the sale of raffle tickets, said Nancy Borgers, Center comptroller. She said 124 people bid on items.

Dorothy Bade won the raffle grand prize, a 42-inch plasma flatscreen TV. And Harriet Michaels and Dick and Barbara Daniels won the two 22-inch LCD flatscreen TVs in the fundraiser.

The Center served lunch during the event, raising some of the funds there with the meal, cake, pie and coffee.

The Center provides for a variety of activities on site, including the Early Learning program, which is in development, as well as its income tax and foot care programs, the Bottom Line newsletter and operational costs.

Financial donations come in throughout the year from a variety of sources, Nancy said. That includes a gift June Anderson presented from Telecom Pioneers, Washington Chapter No. 30.

The group donated $482 for the purchase of an overhead projector. The totally unexpected gift nearly covered the cost -- such a device runs about $500 and some change, Nancy said. The Center uses its new projector for presentations, such as when folks with Social Security, Medicare, AARP and other organizations come in to put on programs for the community.

For more information about the Center, call 527-3775.

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Eastern Washington University awarded former Walla Wallan Nicolette Harral, now of Cheney, $2,500 through the Trustees fund for the 2009-10 academic year. The award is given to a student who maintains a 3.8-plus GPA and is a continuing EWU student.

Nicolette graduated from Walla Walla High School eight years ago. Currently studying social work at EWU, she is the daughter of Kenneth and Colette Roughton.

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The People to People Academic Program accepted Hanna Cabasco of Walla Walla into its World Leadership Forum.

She and fellow students are invited to attend the event July 1-7 in Washington D.C., to study leadership and explore some of the nation's most prominent monuments and institutions.

She earned the honor for demonstrating outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential. Hanna attends Prospect point Elementary School.

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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