Clothing shop tees up T-shirt 'tee party'


Walla Walla Clothing Co. is putting its own spin on a “tee party” this weekend.

The downtown Walla Walla retailer, 103 E. Main St., will have drawings for free T-shirts and denim, plus special gifts for all those who attend its event Friday and Saturday. Discount will also be offered on all Ts and denim, said owner Teresa Morasch.

Parking on a portion of First Avenue in downtown Walla Walla will be closed off starting this afternoon in preparation for this weekend’s foodie festival, Feast Walla Walla.

First Avenue between Main and Alder streets will be closed to vehicles starting today at 3 p.m.

The road closure will make room for a giant tent to span the roadway and serve as cover for a sit-down dinner that’s been added to the super-sized event. The $95-per-person, five-course dinner with wine pairings, which will double as a fundraiser for Walla Walla Community College and the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, will serve as a proverbial appetizer to the main Feast event Saturday.

Fifteen eateries and 35 wineries/breweries/cideries will serve under the 240-by-40-foot tent. Attendees pay $50 to enter and receive a commemorative wine glass, a plate and 10 event tokens that can be traded for samples of wine and food. That event runs 1-4 p.m.

First Avenue is expected to be re-opened to traffic at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Liberty Tax Service is extending its operating hours for those trying to get their taxes done under the gun.

Starting Friday, the local office, 705 W. Rose St., will operate 6 a.m.-midnight. Those hours will stand Monday as well. Over the weekend, the office will run 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, said owner Sharon Dodgin.

“This tax season has seen a multitude of delays,” Dodgin said in a prepared statement. “Every minute counts when you’re trying to comply with the tax filing deadline.”

She said e-filing is likely the best option for most at this point.

In another effort during the wrap-up of tax season, Liberty Tax is also promoting several causes. As a sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association the organization is offering to deduct $2.50 off tax prep fees up to $100 for every $1 donated to the organization.

The office also encourages donations of used cell phones to be recycled in exchange for calling cards for overseas soldiers.

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


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