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Betty Lodmell greets every child as they arrive at her preschool. Here she welcomes young Kaelem Matson as her staff, Julie Gerola (sitting) and Lorie Gillin, help prepare for another day.

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Preschool celebrates 50 years in Walla Walla

Betty's Preschool starts its sixth decade of preparing children for a life of learning.

Betty Lodmell's preschool is one for the ages -- three generations worth, in fact. Celebrating the Walla Walla school's golden anniversary this year, she's enrolled second generation students and this fall is looking forward to teaching a grandchild of a former student she once had in her classroom.


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