Etcetera - 10/17/11

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A program nearly fourth decades in duration that clothes local children in need will be presented on Saturday.

The 38th annual Dress-A-Living Doll spaghetti dinner fundraiser and style show will be 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave. Sponsored by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, there will be door prizes and a silent auction. Donations are $7 for adults or $3.50 for children under 12. Tickets are available at the door.

Models will wear clothing either made by auxiliary members of bought with proceeds from last year's fundraiser. They provide outfits for 350 to 300 year annually, according to a release from Elaine Dunn, president.

Louise Vougt originally saw the program done in Flagstaff, Ariz., and in 1973 proposed the idea to the Walla Walla Salvation Army. Seventeen women became charter members of the newly formed Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary in support of the project. Its members came from such groups as area churches, the local retired teachers association, Telephone Pioneers of America and Church Women United. It continues to be open to all women here.

Auxiliary members work all year to provide infants through size 12 clothes to area youngsters at Christmastime. They dress the children from their undergarments out to hats, coats, mittens and PJs. Donations of new clothing or funds to purchase clothing are welcome. Auxiliary meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., except June-August, at the Salvation Army building, 827 W. Alder St. Membership dues are $5. Call 525-0637 for more details.

The dots weren't all connected in an item Friday that followed up on the successful American Association of University Women Kitchen Tour.

Previous chairwomen Winnie Graham and Jenny Romine assisted Judy Jamison and Cecile Ervin, incoming chairwomen for next year's tour, with kitchen selections and details of the 2011 tour, said Linda Moats, publicity chairwoman.

Items for the raffle baskets were collected by members Jill Zagelow and Shelly Rubin.

Dorothy Melton of Milton Freewater won the basket that included a $50 gift card for Personal Chef Service donated by Colleen Farnham, plus table linens, a french press from Providence Fine Living, silver salt and pepper shakers and server and gardening tools. Walla Wallan Sharon Bergevin won a basket that had a $25 Debouche gift card, two Sweet Adeline concert tickets, kitchen tools and linens, salt and pepper shakers and more. Finally, Walla Wallan Terry Morgan won a "children's basket" that included kids' cooking tools, a cookbook and food kits, four passes to the Children's Museum of Walla Walla and a copy of "Meet the Clock Family," donated by local author Debra Williams.

Other donors included Shelly and Jill, Terry with Terry's Tiny Treasures. Book & Game Co. Sue Gillespie of Country Cooking, By Arrangement and Romanza.

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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