ETCETERA - Prospect Point FunD Run raises $9,973 for PTA projects

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‘The kids had a real blast this morning with the FunD Run," said parent and PTA member Linda Newcomb.

The kids ran and walked along a course of curves and straight stretches around the school and playgrounds. "It brought students outside with their teachers and parents were there to cheer and support" them, she said. "The kids said it was great and the music that blared out as they went around the back field and gym was awesome. What a beautiful day to get some exercise and fundraise for their school."

Kelly Hartley, PTA fundraising coordinator, said they added the FunD Run to the Fall Fitness Frenzy Fundraiser this year. Two-hundred five students participated in the fundraising aspect and all 464 students came out for the FunD Run.

"The whole school ran at the same time, (kindergarteners) through fifth graders, and most of the teachers ran along with them."

The students raised $9,973. The proceeds will benefit Prospect Point's PTA. "It's such a wonderful fundraiser because 100 percent of the money the students bring in goes to the school," Kelly said. "It is so great to have kids, teachers, staff and parents come together for a common goal," Linda concluded.

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Walla Walla native and Whitman College student Ryan Campeau appeared in the October production of "The Government Inspector" at Whitman's Harper Joy Theatre.

The play, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogal, is set in a provincial Russian village in 1842. Maayhem descends on the village when its citizens learn that the government inspector is coming. In this classic farce's riotous send-up of official ignorance, corruption, and hubris, 1842 Russia may seem hilariously and painfully familiar. The production ran Oct. 21-24 on HJT's Alexander Stage.

A member of the Whitman Class of 2013, Ryan said at her post on www.zinch.com, She adores theatre. "I have played lead roles in multiple plays at school and in the community and directed skits at my church and in drama class." She has been an active member of First Presbyterian Church as time allows, including teaching a Sunday school class with her mother during her sophomore year, "which had a lot of outside preparation. It was worth it. Every experience I've had with kids have been a blessing." She also worked in the church's nursery and at church camps.

She also enjoys music, language studies and literature. She would like to act professionally or or teach.

On March 27, 2009, the Wa-Hi Journal reported that Ryan, then a senior, was named a Washington Scholar. The designation includes an annual financial benefit for college. As she was in the top one percent of her senior class, she and other students were nominated for the program by the Wa-Hi principal. Her academic achievement, leadership and community service were reviewed by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board.

"I can't believe I got it," she said at the time. "There were great kids from Wa-Hi up against me plus so many more. I just feel amazing and lucky," she told the Journal. Each legislative district grants the benefit to three students, and an alternative should one pass up the opportunity.

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A silent auction of artwork, decorative home and handmade items, collectibles, dinners, trips, use of vacation homes, homemade baked good, baskets of gourmet treats, games, books, wine, china dishes, bird feeders, exercise equipment, services such as gardening, lawn mowing and various lessons, and more will be featured from 4:30-7 today at Campbell Hall in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 324 Catherine St.

Proceeds will benefit St. Paul's Scholarship Fund for students attending college, university or technical institute. The $10 per adult admission includes hors d'oeuvres and sparkling cider or wine. Children will be admitted free. Auction items were provided by church parishioners and businesses nearby and beyond, Sandi Blackaby said. For additional details, call Sandi at 529-2261.

Richard and Karen Heinzman of Walla Walla celebrated the marriages of two sons here this year.

Son Gregory Heinzman and Angela Wallace wed on June 5, 2010, and son Brian Heinzman and Amy Luckstead wed on Aug. 7, 2010. Both ceremonies were at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Pat Kerst officiating.

Richard and Karen hosted both couples' garden rehearsal dinners at their home, Karen said.

Gregory graduated in 1995 from DeSales Catholic School and in 1998 with a bachelor's in English/Spanish from Seattle University. He earned his master's in English with a literature emphasis in 2008 from Boise State University and is an adjunct English professor at BSU and Western Idaho Community College. The daughter of Jerry and Cheryl Wallace of Moscow, Idaho, Angela graduated in 1993 from Moscow High School and in 1997 with a bachelor's in business with a major in information systems from the University of Idaho. She is a continuous improvement consultant at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise. The couple honeymooned for a week in Barcelona, Spain, where the groom taught English for two years, then took a weeklong Mediterranean cruise. They reside in Boise.

A graduate in 2003 of DeSales Catholic School, Brian later earned an art degree with an emphasis in sculpture from Western Washington University, Bellingham. He apprenticed for a year with local sculptor Wayne Chabre and currently works at Walla Walla Foundry. Amy graduated in 2000 from Walla Walla High School and in 2005 from WWU with a bachelor's in education and a master's in education in 2009 from the University of Phoenix. She is a first-grade teacher at Grove Elementary School in Milton-Freewater. The couple met while lifeguards at the Walla Walla YMCA. Amy is the daughter of Steve and Mary Luckstead of Walla Walla.

Readers may recognize Steve as the writer of the Science Matters column in the U-B.

The couple honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii. They reside in College Place.

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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