Etcetera - 11/03/10

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Walla Walla High School JROTC Cadets will host a Veterans Day assembly to honor veterans at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the school gymnasium, 800 Abbott Road.

Wa-Hi JROTC Blue Devil Cadet Lt. Col. Robyn Paul, battalion commander, and Cadet Capt. Kaylee Bialozor, battalion public affairs officer, are organizing the assembly.

Those people who were honorably discharged or retired from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and who served in any component of the active, reserve or guard from World War II to the present are encouraged to attend, it notes in the Walla Walla Public Schools Oct. 29 online Week in Review.

A family member may come instead, if their veteran relation preceded them in death. Veterans should arrive at 9 a.m. to the free community event.

Special reserved designated parking for attending veterans and family members is available.

Lt. Col. Bill Bialozor is senior Army instructor for the Wa-Hi JROTC program. For more details, call the office at 527-3035, or e-mail wwhs_rotc@wwps.org.

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Raffle tickets are on sale now for The Center at the Park's Christmas Bazaar, which will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4 at 720 Sprague Ave.

The senior center plans to raffle more than $5,000 in prizes, gift certificates and retail merchandise, said Michael Johnson, executive director.

Area merchants are donating items for the event, which will include a 42-inch cable-ready plasma TV as the grand prize and two 20-inch high definition plasma cable-ready TVs. Among the prizes and services, there will also be memorabilia from the Seattle Seahawks, Trailblazers, Mariners and Washington State University teams.

Raffle tickets are $10 for 10. For more details, contact the center at 527-3775. The center relies on fundraisers such as this to offer its programs, balance its budget and keep its doors open during the course of the year.

The October newsletter reported that Mr. Ed's restaurant stepped up to provide a complete pot roast dinner for the Center's blackjack tournament fundraiser. The $12 meal was only $3.50, a donation that went directly to the center.

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

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