Etcetera - 5/20/13

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From now through June 7, Tabitha’s Closet is holding a formal clothing donation drive at Walla Walla High School.

Such formal apparel as clean, modern and gently-used long and short formal dresses, shoes, jewelry, tuxedos and men’s suits may be dropped off in the P-1 portable classroom.

The youth committee at Christ Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Second Ave., started Tabitha’s Closet to offer rent-free to teens formal wear for special events, such as homecoming and prom.

In exchange for use of the clothes, participants are asked to have items dry cleaned after use.

Financial aid is available and the service is open to all teens in the Walla Walla Valley. Students are not required to demonstrate financial need.


Walla Walla High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program cadets will hold their annual review on Wednesday, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.

A drill down competition will kick off the events at 8:30 a.m. in the small gym. The remainder of the day’s activities, open to the public, will follow outdoors on the soccer field.

This is the final formal JROTC Blue Devils Battalion cadet event for participating seniors. The highlight will be the change-of-command ceremony in which departing seniors pass leadership of the battalion to next year’s seniors. JROTC Senior Army Instructor Lt. Col. Bill Bialozor will preside. Once the change of command is finished, the battalion will pass in review in a final parade.

Several school board and Wa-Hi officials will be on hand to present awards. The reviewing officer will be Jim Wood, a retired Navy officer in the community.


Walla Wallan Justin Hutcherson received a $3,500 Transfer Academic Honors Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. Students who have completed an associae of arts degree and have a 3.7 GPA or higher are eligible.

Justin graduated in 2011 from Walla Walla High School. He played football and tennis, participated in pottery and was a Greater Boys Society commissioner. The son of Dale and Kelly Hutcherson of Walla Walla, he plans to study finance at EWU.

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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