Fun Day on tap Sunday to kick off United Way campaign

WALLA WALLA - Games, activities and an afternoon of fun at Family Fun Day will kick off this year's United Way campaign on Sept. 26 at the YMCA, 340 S. Park St.

The annual event features family-oriented activities hosted by United Way and its partner agencies. Activities take place from 1-4 p.m. on the grounds outside the YMCA, with an open swim inside.

Other activities planned are Frisbee toss, softball throw, sack races, three-legged races, balloon toss, arts and crafts projects and preschooler activities.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the United Way office at 529-1183.

Milton-Freewater City Hall

to celebrate 100th birthday

MILTON-FREEWATER - City Hall will play host to a celebration of its 100th birthday on Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m.

The building, constructed in 1910, was the former site of Columbia College.

The celebratory open house will include cake and tours, including of the upper floor and the original auditorium area, at 1 and 3 p.m.

There will also be a presentation before the City Council beginning at 6:30 p.m. the same day in the Albee Room of the City Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave.

Recreational boaters can use locks during daylight hours

WALLA WALLA - Recreational boaters will be able to use locks past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers almost any time during daylight hours this winter.

Corps officials said the change from scheduled locking times to on-request lockages occurs each summer and winter to accommodate changing volumes of river traffic. The on-request system will continue through May 14, 2011, and will only operate during daylight hours.

Commercial vessels will continue to have precedence over recreational vessels. Recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial vessels at the discretion of the lock operator.

- U-B staff reports


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