Harvest Foods plans Blast from the Past

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Walla Walla’s Southgate grocery store is taking customers back in time Thursday.

The “Blast from the Past” celebration at Walla Walla’s Harvest Foods, 905 S. Second Ave., runs noon to 6 p.m. and features samples of dinnertime staples from the 1950s and ‘60s, said owner Nolan Lockwood.

Tuna noodle casserole, mac ‘n’ cheese, meat loaf, fried bologna, creamed peas and potatoes, Jell-O salads and more are on the sample menu.

Starting at 4 p.m., Northwest band The Gems will perform live at the store with hits from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Their performance will run until 6 p.m. The Walla Walla Cruisers will also be a driving force, with a trip to show off some cars after 5 p.m.

Before the live music performance “elevator music” will pump into the store, and the crew will dress in poodle skirts and T-shirts.

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