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Spokane County libraries partner with World Book Night

Spokane County libraries partner with World Book Night

On April 23rd volunteers across America will share their love of reading by handing out over half a million free books. It’s all part of the mission of World Book Night which aims at encouraging more adults to read. This year, the Spokane County Library District has partnered with World Book to provide Spokane residents to join the mission and share their passion for reading with others.

Candy Cane Hayride brings Santa to Cheney

Candy Cane Hayride brings Santa to Cheney

Santa Claus is coming to Cheney on Wednesday night. For the 14th year in a row Santa will be escorted through town on the Candy Cane Hayride by the Cheney Firefighters Union Local 1919 in conjunction with the Cheney Volunteer Firefighters Association.


Firefighters will be on the Candy Cane Hayride for one night only handing out treats to Cheney residents. The fire engine will be decked out in lights and playing Christmas music. Last year, the department says they had a great turnout and were able to collect a lot of food for the local food banks.

Decorate a virtual sweater for Toys for Tots

Decorate a virtual sweater for Toys for Tots

Avista has a fun and easy way for you to give back this holiday season. For every virtual Christmas sweater designed on their website, Avista will donate $1 to Toys for Tots up to $10,000.


So far 2,610 sweaters have been generated. The fun online craft only takes a few minutes to put together and can be as personal or goofy as you’d like. You can either upload your own photo or choose from fun characters like a snowman or bear. From there you pick your sweater and start decorating!

EWU in need of musicians for semi-final game

EWU in need of musicians for semi-final game

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Fred Meyer matching Second Harvest donations

Fred Meyer matching Second Harvest donations

Thanksgiving may be over, but the need to fill the shelves at local food banks and to fill the stomachs of local families is still there. Through December, a donation to Second Harvest will be matched by Fred Meyer.


Second Harvest says that $1 will provide five meals in our community. Fred Meyer is matching donations made to Second Harvest up to $20,000 through December 31st, doubling the impact of every donation made. A donation of that size translates into 100,000 meals for local families.

Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington D.C.

Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington D.C.

After a month long, cross country journey the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived in Washington D.C. on Wednesday morning.  


The 88-foot Engelmann Spruce from the Colville National Forest will light up the lawn of the Capitol building throughout the month of December. The tree will be decorated with hand made ornaments from people around Washington state.