Sharpstein Elementary carnival set for Thursday - Etcetera - 9/18/13

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If it inflates and can be bounced upon, chances are the Sharpstein Elementary School fall carnival will feature such springy options. In fact I hear tell there will be houses, slides and an obstacle course of the bouncy sort.

Open to the public, the event from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 410 S. Howard St., will also feature carnival-style games, a style studio, dunk tank, dinner and treats. Most activities range from 50 cents to $1 each or all-inclusive wristbands are available for $6, excluding the dunk tank, jail and style studio.

All proceeds benefit Sharpstein PTA-sponsored projects, reports the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.

It’s been a decade since the Blue Mountain Humane Society settled into its digs at 7 E. George St. and that’s cause for celebration.

From 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, the society is hosting The Big 10 and offering reduced adoption fees, and free shelter tours, games and prizes, a petting zoo, dunk tank, hot dogs and more. The Ice Cube will sell home-made snow cones and pet accessories will be available for sale at the All-Pet Network. Call 525-2452 for more details.

An anonymous tip line for school safety is on tap via SafeSchools LiveTip. The tollfree line is accessible around the clock all year long at 1-866-548-3847 ext. 570.

“As a student or parent, you have the power to keep our school district safe. Administrators rely on you to be their eyes and ears — letting them know when a member of our schools or a district building is in danger. Be a life saver and help stop school crises before they happen,” the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter reported.

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