Chamber turns focus on book of Balloon Stampede images

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The Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce has taken a shot at a new picture book with images from the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede.

A first run of about 40 books is about half sold out, and a second round of orders may soon be in the works.

The book — “Splendor in the Sky!” 38th Annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede, 2011 — is a showcase of community photography from last year’s hot air balloon festival.

Chamber officials put out a call for contributions on Facebook, said Betsy Hadden, the Chamber’s director of member services. The organization was swarmed with shots from people all over the community and from an array of perspectives. The book retails for $35 and can be purchased through the Chamber, 29 E. Sumach St. For more details, call 525-0850.

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

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