Etc. - 8/23/12

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Around 35 students and 15 adults are raising funds to hop over the pond next spring and take an educational tour of Dublin, Ireland, and London from June 17-28, said Lora Zink in an email.

They will hold a free car wash from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at O'Reilly's Auto Parts, 715 W. Poplar St. The donations will go toward the tour.

Students are from Pioneer and Garrison Middle schools and Walla Walla High School.

Kathryn Southwick-Hess is spearheading the trip.


Volunteers are needed to help with the first Walla Walla Walks Against Drunk Driving. Participants will be able to walk for a cause and support victims of drunken-driving collisions and Walla Walla County's DUI prevention programs.

Registration for the 1- and 5-K distances are under way for the Sept. 8 event. Participants will meet at Palouse and Park streets near the YMCA for the 7:30 a.m. registration. The "race" begins at 8:30 a.m.

The $10 fee covers the walk only; for $25, participants will receive a T-shirt. Registration forms are available online at www.wwacw.com.

Walk in memory of someone, form a team or come on your own, said Nancy McClenny-Walters, Target Zero manager with the Walla Walla County Traffic Safety Task Force.

Many in the community are helping with the effort: Nelson Irrigation, gold medal sponsor; Prosthetic and Orthotic Services, Walla Walla Area Crime Watch, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Washington State Penitentiary Employees Association, silver medal sponsors; and Community Bank, Graphic Apparel, Key Technology, Master Auto (Chick's), Lloyd's Insurance, Pepsi Cola, Safe Kids Blue Mountain, Trophy Gallery and Walla Walla Police Guild, bronze medal sponsors.

For more details, contact Nancy at 524-2936.

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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