Walla Walla fire district brings cheer

WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla Fire District 4 and its auxiliary members carried in armloads of good cheer to five homes this week. Families in need of some holiday assistance received bags of groceries, dental kits and a gift certificate to Shopko.

The district received $1,000 from the Association of Washington Business' annual Holiday Kids' Tree Project fundraiser. This year, the Holiday Kids' Tree Project raised more than $20,000 from its members and distributed the money to 15 rural fire departments, including District 4 Chief Rocky Eastman's department.