Etcetera - 06/02/10

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The fourth annual Children's Wishes and Dreams Golf Tournament will tee off at 1 p.m. Sunday at Pheasant Creek Golf Course in Touchet.

Organizers are still accepting team signups to fill the tournament. Teams are made of two people -- either men, women or a combination. The event is open everyone who'd like to play, said Peggie Vandenberg with Children's Wishes and Dreams. Contact Peggie at 394-0330 or 520-5396, or Pheasant Creek Golf Course at 394-GOLF, for more information and to register. The cost per person is $55 plus another $5 each for a cart. This includes golfing fees, prizes and a pulled pork barbecue after golfing. To donate prizes or sponsor a hole, contact Peggie.

The nonprofit Children's Wishes and Dreams grants wishes to seriously ill or seriously injured children with life-altering injuries. All funds raised in the Walla Walla Valley stay here and go toward the wishes.

It is 100 percent volunteer run, Peggie said. The group is in the process of granting a wish to a family of seven. Three of the five children qualify as seriously ill with life threatening conditions. Children's Wishes and Dreams will send them to Disneyland this summer, and need funds to help grant the wish.

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On May 2, the U.S. Figure Skating Association honored 84-year-old Walla Wallan Stan Hanson for 40 years of service as a certified judge. He received a special pin for his many years of dedicated work.

Stan continues as an active USFS judge and a member of the Walla Walla Figure Skating Club. U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport. It is a member of the International Skating Union, the international federation for figure skating, and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

"Stan has been the heart and soul of figure skating in Walla Walla since 1967," said Marie Clifford, president of the WWFSC. "Anyone who has stepped foot on the YWCA Ice Chalet owes Stan a tremendous debt." Stan retired as assistant supervisor of the Walla Walla State Penitentiary in 1988. He is also active in the local chapter of Sons of Norway.

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Walla Wallan Casey Worth made the spring semester dean's list at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. Altogether, 223 honor students earned a 3.6-4.0 grade point.

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

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