M-F Chamber to fete office heroes


Make a note: Administrative Professionals Day is coming up.

The Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the employees who keep things running with a special lunch.

Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon will be April 25 in the Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth Ave. The event runs 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $13.50. For more details call the Chamber at 541-938-5563 or Susan Dohrmann at 541-938-3331.


It's not too late to leave your mark in the coloring contest at Walla Walla's Harvest Foods. That is, if you submit it today.

The Southgate grocery store, 905 S. Second Ave., will take submissions through today at its courtesy booth. Prizes will be awarded for special recognition in six categories: pre-school, $10 in u-pick items from the Dollar Aisle; grade school, three $5 bills; middle school, $20 Harvest Foods gift certificate; high school, $25 Harvest Foods gift certificate; 18-59 years, $25 Harvest Foods gift certificate; and 60-plus, $25 Harvest Foods gift certificate.

Also, visitors can hop on by Saturday for the store's second annual Easter Candy amp; Egg Hunt. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. for three age groups: 3 and younger; 4- and 5-year-olds; and 6-8-year-olds. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. The older children will go first.

Guests at the store will be greeted Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by real bunnies courtesy of the Dry Creek 4-H Club.


Plumb Cellars will celebrate its first anniversary Friday with live music, hourly drawings for a free bottle of wine and discounts.

The downtown Walla Walla tasting room will celebrate one year at 9 S. First Ave. from 5 to 8 p.m. The winery was launched by friends and longtime Walla Walla residents Edie and Dale Johnson, Gary and Margo Kagels and Crandall Kyle. It opened for tastings in 2010 when the tasting room was still under construction. Last year, it officially launched with Mansion Creek Cellars in the space.

Plumb's owners have roots in construction and interior design. Hence the "Plumb" reference. Its flagship wine "Damn Straight" is a Bordeaux-style red blend. The '08 will be released this spring.

For Friday's festivities, guitarist, vocalist and entertainer Jesse Campos will perform. Hourly drawings for bottles of Damn Straight '07, which was a double gold medalist at the 2011 Seattle Wine Awards; and a 25 percent discount on the wine by the glass or bottle will be offered.

For more details, visit plumbcellars.com or call 529-9463.


The Marcus Whitman Hotel amp; Conference Center will host its 11th annual Easter Brunch on Sunday.

The holiday buffet runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations are required.

Executive chef Antonio Campolio and staff are bringing twists to their classic selections, according to an announcement. The menu includes carved Kobe beef, chantrelle mushroom-stuffed chicken and cherry wood smoked salmon, along with traditional breakfast foods. An omelet station will be offered, as will fruits, sweet breads, pieces, cakes, cookies and the Marcus Whitman hot chocolate bar.

The cost is $29.95 for adults; $25.95 for seniors; $17.95 for kids 6-12; and free for kids 5 and younger. To reserve a table, call 524-5139.


Space is open for vendors interested in the outdoor market space next to Sam's Corner Market in Milton-Freewater.

Eight 9-foot-by-12-foot structures are set up near the business as an outdoor vending opportunity, akin to a farmers market, said Pam Wildman, a vendor who's seeking other tenants for the spaces.

Sam Hubbard, who owns the market next door on Broadway Avenue, set up the buildings, in part as an accessory to his own barbecue operation that will be opening for the season this month.

The price to occupy the spaces -- ideal for selling plants, food, artisan items and the like -- is $10 a day during the week and $20 during weekends, said Wildman, who operates WildOnes Crafts. For more details on occupying a space, contact Wildman at 541-938-6401.

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


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