Etcetera - 10/22/10

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Dress a Living Doll will hold its 37th annual spaghetti feed and style show at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave.

Sponsored by Salvation Army Auxiliary, the group sews and buys new clothes, which are provided to children in need. Member Joyce Schwenke said 238 children each received sleepwear, undergarments, socks and either pants and a shirt or a dress.

Children will model samples of clothing that were made by members of the group.

The $7 tickets for adults or $3.50 for children under 12 will be available at the door. This is the group's only fundraiser.

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The Locks of Love program has benefitted from four hair donations, all courtesy of Kaylee Bialozor, a Walla Walla High School senior.

Now 17, the Wa-Hi JROTC Blue Devil Battalion cadet captain recently made a gift of 10 inches to the program, which gives hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who have long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

She had her hair cut at Fantastic Sams in Tri-Cities, an active supporter of the program. She deliberately grew her hair to length over the past year for the donation. The Locks of Love website, at www.locksoflove.org, notes that children develop a sense of self, confidence and normalcy through the hairpieces they receive.

Kaylee's younger sister Mattie made her first donation to the program several years ago.

The Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online said Kaylee embraced the cause after learning about it from her father's sister. "She looks a lot like her aunt and has always looked up to her as a role model," said Lt. Col. Bill Bialozor, senior Wa-Hi JROTC Army instructor.

Kaylee is cadet battalion public affairs officer. She plans to pursue an ROTC scholarship at Central Washington University next academic year. Like her father, she wants to earn a commission as an Army officer.

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Two Walla Walla High School JROTC Blue Devil Battalion cadets received commendations on Oct. 15 for supporting the most recent graduating class for the state hunter education program in the community. Katie Chavre and Drea Retherford, cadet captains and seniors in the Wa-Hi Class of 2011, were presented letters of appreciation from Gerald W. Taylor, course director for Washington Department of Fish amp; Wildlife Hunter Education Program classes at the downtown training site. The letters cited Katie, rifle team captain, and Drea, a rifle team member, for assistance that helped achieve "the obligation to ensure that all training was conducted in a safe and supervised manner at all times," according to Gerald. Many Wa-Hi JROTC students support events and activities throughout the year, the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online said. JROTC helps students develop leadership skills that prepare them for the future.

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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