Etcetera - 09/16/11

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A Big Blue Weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 2 will bring Walla Walla High School students and staff together to build positive relationships, the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported online.

They'll convene at the Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, Ore. The cost is $75 and there are a few $50 scholarships available, too.

Registration forms are available in the ASB office and due by Monday. They expect 325-plus students, 32 staff chaperones and 30 community volunteer "work crew" members for the event. For more information, contact Carina Stillman at cstillman@wwps.org or 509-527-3020.

Key Club collected canned and other non-perishable food at the Sept. 2 football game at Borleske Stadium, the online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported.

Walla Walla High School's Key Club held the drive in conjunction with the Walla Walla Association of Realtors and Blue Mountain Action Council. Club members aim to match the combined weight of the football team -- 10,568 pounds.

They invited community involvement to help them meet the needs of local food banks, said their advisor, Shelley Mann. "Since there are only four home games, our goal each week needs to be about 2,500 pounds," she said.

Key Club student leaders Lauren McClanahan, Alyson Ambler, Paige Moeller, Rob Ferenz and Nick Peasley are helping Shelley organize the effort.

Mark your calendars for the Walla Walla Sausage Festival at DeSales Catholic High School. From 5 p.m.-to midnight Sept. 30 and 11 a.m.-midnight Oct. 1, the fundraiser for Walla Walla Catholic Schools.

Children and their families can enjoy inflatable structures, dart throw, aerosol string, baseball throw, face painting, feed the elephant and other games on Oct. 1. Bingo will hold forth from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 1.

Look for German and Italian sausage, hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, Klicker strawberry shortcake and assorted beverages. Troupe Azure, Daisy Schoen, DeSales Band, The Dance Center, Zumba Dancers, Prospect Point Jump Ropers and others will provide entertainment. To take in the family movie at 7 p.m. Oct. 1, bring a blanket and pillow.

Those 21 and older may stop by both nights at the Beer Garden. Penrose Lane will perform from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 1. There is no cover charge.


The Sausage Society is seeking members. The $75 membership fee entitles members to $25 in Sausage Bucks to be used at the event.

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