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By Dena Martin
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Touchet Valley Teachers are grateful for School Retirees mini-grants

School Retirees support teachers and students with mini-grants and scholarships


March 14, 2019

Laura Chabre

Prescott teacher Laura Chabre's 6th grade students enjoy reading some of the new books Chabre purchased with her School Retirees mini grant award. Chabra was able to stretch her budget to add 56 books to her library with the $200 enrichment grant.

WALLA WALLA/COLUMBIA COUNTIES – Area students and teachers are often the pleased recipients of scholarships and mini-grants, also known as enrichment grants, from the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association.

The main fundraiser for the group is the annual Teddy Bear Tea held each February in Walla Walla. Last month's fundraiser served 341 guests and estimated profits of $3,500 will be used for grants and scholarships.

"Winners of the handcrafted, mink teddy bear raffle were Beth Flannigan of Walla Walla and Kelly Zuger of Waitsburg. We were lucky as Friday and Sunday, the weathe...

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