I hit the office floor running Tuesday, after three weeks of vacation, two of them in Italy with my aunt.
More than 500 emails greeted my return and believe me, it takes a while to plow through them, weeding old breaking news alerts from the releases sent by local sources to include in this column. So here we go:
The Milton-Freewater Dairy Queen at 165 S. Columbia St. will be the site for a fundraiser breakfast to benefit the McRae/Ireland Sports Field Renovation Project.
Organizers suggest bringing the family to enjoy breakfast while supporting the community.
The meal will be from 7-10 a.m. June 2. The cost is $7 per person, and tickets can be purchased at the Milton-Freewater Chamber of Commerce office, 157. S. Columbia St., or at Century 21.
All proceeds will go to the sports field project.
The Walla Walla-Sasayama Sister City Affiliation Committee is planning ahead for several events and will meet at 7 p.m. June 4 in Pioneer Park's Garden Center.
A delegation of 25-30 adults is expected here Aug. 29-Sept. 3 from Sasayama, Japan, as part of the organization's 40th anniversary, said Robert Keatts, local committee chairman.
"We will be looking for host families for that time. Volunteer now and we won't have to bother you later," he said.
"Bring a friend and help us have a great time for the 40th anniversary visit. Parade, fair, rodeo, party, party party!"
For more details, contact Robert at 525-0049.
For every ticket sold for the Ziggy Marley show between now and June 10, $5 will be donated to support the Walla Walla Public School music program.
The five-time Grammy Award-winning musician will play here on July 21 at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds. The doors will open at 7 and the show will be at 7:30 p.m. Walla Walla High School student Campbell Davis, with Campbell Davis and Co., is the opening act for Marley's Wild & Free Tour.
The $5 donation per ticket will come from PREX, according to a release. Tickets, from $25 to $75, are available at www.ticketswest.com, 1-800-325-SEAT or the Hastings store in Walla Walla.
Contact Annie Charnley Eveland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-8313.