Etcetera - 09/14/10

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Christ Lutheran Church's Youth Committee is beginning a program called Tabitha's Closet, which allows teens access to rent-free formal wear for special events, including homecoming and prom.

In exchange for the use of the clothes, participants must have them dry cleaned after use and financial aid is available. It's open to all teens in the Walla Walla Valley. Students are not required to demonstrate financial need.

The church will be open for Wa-Hi Homecoming Dance shopping at the church, 1420 S. Second Ave., from 3-8 p.m. every weekday Wednesday-Sept. 24; and for DeSales Homecoming shoppers Oct. 4-9, also weekends by appointment. Daytime and weekend appointments may be made by calling the church at 525-2243. Tabitha's Closet is accepting donations of clean, modern, and gently-used formal dresses, as well as shoes, jewelry and tuxedos. Contact Anne Van Kley, director of Youth Ministry at Christ Lutheran Church, or program director Kim Morasch at 522-0130.

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Key Club at Walla Walla High School will sponsor its Trunk-or-Treat food drive from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the science parking lot. A variety of decorated cars sponsored by various Wa-Hi clubs will give out candy.

Admission is one can of food per participant. Food donations will be taken to local food banks, said Shelley Mann, Wa-Hi ASL instructor and Key Club faculty advisor.

And Wa-Hi's FFA chapter will provide a Haunted Barn attraction this year.

The event is planned to follow the Downtown Foundation Trick-or-Treat event.

Call Shelley at 509-527-3020, ext. 4671, for more details.

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AMVETS Jonathan M. Wainwright Post 1111 members kicked off this month by garnering a fancy ribbon for their award-winning Walla Walla Fair parade entry on Sept. 4, a flag display trailer. And some members volunteered to assist at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds as golf cart drivers.

The group is responsible for the American flag displays downtown on Sept. 4, 6, 11 and 17.

Steve Bird, post commander, noted in the Post's September newsletter that the group will host a POW/MIA ceremony at Jonathan M. Wainwright Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Friday.

There will be a 10:30 a.m. flag-raising ceremony on the parade grounds at 77 Wainwright Drive; followed at 11 a.m. with a reception and missing man ceremony in the Building 78 Theater; and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. refreshments and food will be served while people visit with guest POWs.

Find out more about this group at its membership meeting Wednesday, which includes a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. in the Golden West Estates Community Room, 1425 Jasper St. For details, call Larry at 525-1964 or e-mail cunnington@charter.net.

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