It's a coloring contest for all ages - from pre-school to old-school to done-with-school.
That's how Walla Walla's Harvest Foods, 905 S. Second Ave., is billing its annual coloring contest.
Starting next Wednesday the store will hold its coloring contest. Entry forms can be picked up and delivered to the Southgate store's Guest Service Booth.
Each entry is a winner and will be rewarded with a juicy apple from the store's produce department upon delivery.
Additional prizes will also be awarded for those earning special recognition in each of six categories. Announcement of the winners and notification will be made Oct. 29 around 5 p.m. Several hundred entries were made last year.
The categories and prizes are: pre-school, $10 for picks from the store's Dollar Aisle; grade school, three $5 bills; middle school, a $20 bill; high school, a $20 credit to the store's Deli Department; open category 18-59, a $25 Harvest Foods gift certificate; seniors 60 and older, a $25 Harvest Food's gift certificate.
Cookie Tree Bakery & Cafe is on its way to becoming a weekend staple.
The downtown Walla Walla eatery, 23 S. Spokane St., is now open for business Saturdays. Last weekend was the first run with the extended hours.
Cookie Tree's Saturday hours are 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Walla Walla Sears store will have a part in outfitting children and teens for this weekend's True Beauty Modesty Fashion Show.
The event, a Saturday fashion show in the gym at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 415 W. Alder St., is a chance to showcase the latest styles and trends while maintaining an emphasis on modesty and dignity.
Sears has proudly provided many of the outfits, said store Manager Janet Holm. She said the Walla Walla store, located off Rose Street at the former Blue Mountain Mall site, has worked hard over the last year and a half to bring in more merchandise for children and juniors to help boost local shopping.
In addition to the Sears clothing, participants in this weekend's fashion show will also be outfitted in prom dresses from Legacy Design Studio and clothing from Kmart.
The show kicks off at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help offset the cost of the event. Donations of clothing are also accepted for the local women's shelter.
The changing seasons have inspired Walla Walla Clothing Co.'s annual "Fall Into Fashion" sales event.
All day Saturday the downtown Walla Walla retailer, 103 E. Main St., will offer 10 percent off this season's shoes, boots, tees and denim, said store co-owner Teresa Morasch.
The event will highlight fall merchandise, as well as feature personalized shopping, gifts and drawings for free shoes, tees and denim.
Shoe donations will also be accepted to help support Soles for Souls, the international footwear charity that delivers shoes to people in need around the world.
Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at email@example.com or 526-8321.