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Connie Russell, right, and coworker Alyse Darrow talk about their recent experiences calling Kmart layaway customers to let them know their balances had been unexpectedly paid off by anonymous "layaway angels." The trend, in which donors come in and ask to pay off layaway balances for customers, has recently spread to Walla Walla.

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'Layaway angels' touch down in Walla Walla

The national phenomenon seen in Kmart stores is bringing a brighter Christmas to Walla Walla.

Cyndi Pence didn't immediately recognize the voice as that of a "layaway angel." The call came to the Walla Walla Kmart on Tuesday. "I've been reading about people coming into the stores and paying off layaways," the woman on the other end of the phone be


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