July 19, 2014 in Washington Voices

In brief: CVHS Class of ’44 plans reunion

From Local Reports

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Central Valley High School class of 1944 will hold its 70-year reunion July 25 at the home of Jim Bertis, 10014 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley.

Guests should arrive at 1 p.m. and a hosted dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call Bertis at (509) 926-4366, email jtbertis@gmail.com, or call Howard Herman at (509) 220-5810, email “>hhherman2@comcast.net.

Museum seeking volunteers

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is looking for volunteers to work Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteers will greet visitors and help with various museum projects. Call the museum at (509) 922-4570.

Festivale Italiano today at market

LIBERTY LAKE – The Liberty Lake Farmers Market and the American Italian Club of Spokane, will present the seventh annual Festivale Italiano today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the market, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake.

There will be Italian cookies for sale and the proceeds will benefit the Spokane Alzheimer’s Association. There will also be meatball sliders and one of the club’s members will be singing Italian opera.

Event organizer Holli Parker said many of the vendors have Italian-themed items for sale.

“It’s really fun,” she said.

The club, which is part of the Sons of Italy, has about 180 members and has been around for more than 40 years, Parker said.

She said the event came about when she was the manager of the market and vice president of the club at the same time. She wanted to come up with an event which benefited both groups.

“It just blossomed from there,” she said.

For more information, call the Liberty Lake Farmers Market at (509) 290-3839.

Grant alumni celebrate school

GRANT PARK – Grant Grade School alumni are celebrating the 65th anniversary of the class that graduated in 1949 at a potluck picnic under the large walnut tree at the east end of Grant Park, 1015 S. Arthur St., at 11:30 a.m. today.

Organizers have 26 three-ring notebooks full of class pictures as well as an alumni newsletter to share.

Visitors should bring their own food, drink, plates and utensils, as well as chairs or blankets to sit on. Registration is not needed – just show up.

Call: (509) 928-6962.

School supply drive gets help

SPOKANE – The Salvation Army is getting help for this year’s school supply drive from all area Cenex Zip Trip stores.

Customers who donate $1 to toward the supply drive will receive a coupon for one free 20-ounce fountain drink at their next visit.

Cenex raised more than $26,000 for the Salvation Army last year. The campaign runs through July 31.

Fire District 4 open house

COLBERT – Spokane County Fire District 4 is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Fire Station 49, 302 W. Monroe Road.

The helicopter ambulance from Lifeflight will land on the lawn, there will be demonstrations of Jaws of Life and lots of fire related demonstrations and activities – including the opportunity to spray a real fire hose. The firehouse cooks will be serving hot dogs and lemonade.

Call: (509) 467-4500.

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