Children's Home Society of Washington will celebrate Universal Children's Day Nov. 20, said Kelly Bray, CHSW marketing communications manager in Seattle. Since its establishment in 1954, the event has promoted the understanding, care and welfare of the world's children and was chosen as the day to celebrate childhood.
Through a free art project, children will be led to design their visions of peace. The artwork will be visible to the public all year at CHSW's offices. A candlelight vigil will follow. It will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at First Congregational Church, 73 S. Palouse St.
There will also be a coloring contest and free hot chocolate. To pick-up the coloring contest, visit the Walla Walla CHSW office, 1612 Penny Lane, beginning Monday/today Nov. 8 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All entries are due by Nov. 19. Prizes include gift certificates to Inland Octopus and passes to the Children's Museum of Walla Walla. The event is sponsored by CHSW and Exchange Club of Walla Walla.
Other ways to celebrate the day if you're unable to attend include purchasing a commemorative Candle of Hope by calling 509-529-2130. Proceeds benefit the HomeTeam Parent Aide Program, a local child abuse prevention program. A release said CHSW aims to develop healthy children, create strong families, build engaged communities and speak and advocate for children. Last year in Walla Walla, more than 800 children and families were helped through early learning, counseling, family support, and mentoring programs. For more information, visit www.childrenshomesociety.org.
When members of the College Place Lions Club meet Wednesday, they will hear from Colleen Brady, operations manager for Capps Broadcast Group. Colleen is the club's featured speaker in November and her talk is open to the community, said David Walk, CP Lions Club's first vice president.
"Radio is a fun industry ... no two days are the same ... in small market radio you have the ability to know how to do everything from on air to sales." Colleen said in a release.
She's involved in sales, web and operations for eight radio stations that serve Southeastern Washington and Eastern Oregon. "Being locally owned helps us really get solutions and programs our clients and listeners want. As technology changes, radio seems to keep up and integrate with things like social media, streaming, Internet and much more."
The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lions Park's white building at Eighth and Larch streets in College Place.
David said Colleen "is dynamic and very interesting."
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