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Preparing to ring in the new year, Walla Walla Elks Lodge members, including Lacey Quiggle (center), decorate a ballroom in the organization's large property on Rose Street. Elks members hope the new year will bring in new membership to help cover the costs of the large building in a prime location.

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Elks not ready to close doors

Whether the club sells its building or keeps the property, members say the Elks will continue to function.

WALLA WALLA — Not a lot of straw hats are making the rounds in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks annual New Year's parade these days.The Straw Hat Parade was started by the Elks Lodge more than a century ago as a kickoff for an annual party at t


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