Registration for Dayton kindergartners scheduled

DAYTON - Kindergarten Roundup and Registration at Dayton Elementary School is set for April 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Children who will be 5 years old by midnight Aug. 31 are eligible to register for kindergarten.

Families may enjoy dinner, register their kindergartners, meet teachers and tour the classroom. Tips for parents on preparing the child for success will be offered.

Parents should bring their child's birth certificate and immunization records.

Official birth certificates for the State of Washington are available at Columbia County Public Health, 1002 S. Third St. Public Health can be contacted at 382-2181.

Contact Dallas or Angie at the elementary school at 382-2507 if you have questions or email dallasd@daytonsd.org.

Vendors gather to hold Waitsburg's Shopping Bag

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's Shopping Bag at Town Hall will hold the second event of the month Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

More than a dozen vendors will offer items ranging from antiques, crafts, jewelry, handbags, and new and vintage merchandise.

Breakfast and lunch offered by Betty's Diner will be available.

Waitsburg's Shopping Bag will be on the first and third Thursdays each month through October at Waitsburg Town Hall, 121 Main St.

Interested vendors should call Joy@Hugs 1-509-539-8773 or visit the Hugs, Gifts and Collectibles Facebook page.

Gala to benefit WWU group's work in Honduras

WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla University chapter of Engineers Without Borders announces its fourth annual Hope for Honduras Gala on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Whitman College Reid Campus Center Ballroom.

The gala, benefiting children's education in Honduras, will feature catered food with a dash for dessert, live music performed by WWU students, plus live and silent auctions. Honduran hammocks and coffee, Melody Muffler metal creations, an Oregon Coast getaway and golf packages are just a few of the items that will be auctioned.

Recently, EWB-WWU has been working in Nueva Suyapa, a small town in the mountains of northwestern Honduras. The town's school classrooms were severely damaged in a major earthquake two years ago. Proceeds from the gala will go to build five new classrooms in Nueva Suyapa and 12 surrounding communities.

Friends of WWU and community members are invited to attend the Hope for Honduras event.

For more information about EWB-WWU and ticket reservation, visit: ewb-wwu.org.

Tickets may be purchased at $50 until April 24.

To purchase tickets, call the School of Engineering during business hours at 527-2765 or go to ewb-wwu.org/blog.

- U-B staff reports


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