Hair salon's holiday toy drive cuts to the chase with complimentary trim

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Give a toy. Get a trim.

City Slickers Salon & Spa will have its annual free hair cutting event Sunday.

Those who provide a new unwrapped toy or cash donation on behalf of Toys for Tots will receive a free hair cut.

The cutting marathon runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the downtown Walla Walla salon, 14 W. Main St.

Though not typically open Sundays, owners Cheryl and Todd Stubblefield are operating for the special event. Guests will each be served on a first-come basis. For more details, call 529-2108.

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Sam's Corner Market will be the place to warm up for this evening's post-parade activities in Milton-Freewater.

The seventh annual Bright Lights Christmas Parade will get moving at 6:30 p.m.

The parade starts at Henry's Ace Hardware and ends at Valley Christian Church with an appearance by Santa Claus and a tree lighting.

Afterward, Sam's Corner Market, 107 E. Broadway Ave., will host a bonfire with soup, cider, s'mores and holiday music.

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Several downtown Walla Walla businesses will offer warm treats during the Macy's Parade of Lights on Saturday.

CrossRoads Steakhouse will sell goodies for a good cause. The restaurant, 207 W. Main St., will sell fresh cookies and cocoa on its patio during the 6 p.m. parade that begins at Palouse Street and Boyer Avenue before heading south on Palouse to Alder Street, west on Alder to Fifth Avenue, north on Fifth to Main Street and east on Main back to Palouse.

CrossRoads owner Kim Kelly-Frank said proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Foster Kids of Walla Walla Christmas Fund. For more details, call 522-1200.

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation also announced several other opportunities for treats during the parade. Coldwell Banker First Realtors, Fifth and Main, will offer free cookies, hot chocolate and coffee.

Free hot chocolate will also be poured in front of DeBouche, 10 E. Main St.

The drinks there are provided by the Blue Mountain Association for the Education of Young People.

The Walla Walla Public Library will also be open late for the event. Between 5 and 6:30 p.m. guests can participate in holiday arts and crafts. A sneak peek of the Nutcracker ballet will be at 5:15 p.m.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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