Red, white & blue to fly in Fort Walla Walla Park Sunday


American flags will fly over Fort Walla Walla Park on the Fourth of July in a setting museum officials liken to a Norman Rockwell painting.

Visitors are invited to pack a lunch, sit at one of the tables or spread a blanket in the shade to enjoy an all-American picnic, officials say.

Museum Operations Manager Don Locati, who loves the Fourth of July, is intent on setting up as many American flags as possible over the grounds during the weekend. The plan is modeled after the work of the AmVets, who post flags on the streets of downtown Walla Walla.

"Fireworks, flags everywhere, time with family and picnic fare -- that's the stuff I like," Locati said in an announcement.

Families can drop in for the Living History performance Saturday, or visit around 2 p.m. Sunday to catch music from the Oregon Trail Band.


A clarification is in order for plans for a public fireworks show in Milton-Freewater.

Information submitted for the Union-Bulletin's Lifestyles publication incorrectly stated a public show will take place in Milton-Freewater. Though private fireworks are expected to be shot off there, no public show will take place.

Walla Walla's public fireworks display is expected to blast off after dusk in the area adjacent to Fort Walla Walla Park and the Walla Walla veterans hospital.


Locati Cellars will offer a side of metal-forging with its Italian varietals this evening.

The Walla Walla winery, located at 416 S. Second Ave. in the historic depot building, will host Czyhold Metal Sculpting for a night of art, music and wine.

Metal-forging demonstrations and a display of metal art will be part of the event that runs 5-8 tonight and at 7, live bluegrass music will begin.

For more details, call 529-5871.


Due to incorrect information provided, an item earlier this week on the newest doctor to join Eye amp; Laser Physicians of Walla Walla was incorrect.

Dr. Andrew Edwards did not attend Walla Walla Valley Academy.

He did, however, attend Walla Walla University before studying medicine at Loma Linda University and ophthalmology at Texas Tech University.

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


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