Last updated 11/24/2021 at 10:57am
Christmas box distribution signup
RITZVILLE – The Food Pantry is accepting signups for its Christmas Box distribution through the month of November.
Signups are done at the Food Pantry, 104 W. Main Ave., during regular hours, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
Residents unable to sign up on Wednesdays can email Food Pantry Director Carol Ewing at [email protected]
To qualify, applicants must live in Lind, Ritzville or the surrounding area, and meet income requirements established by the state Department of Agriculture.
Income requirements “have changed with COVID,” Ewing said. “Income requirements are now 400% of poverty level. A family of four can make over $100,000 and still qualify.”
But “if someone comes and says they need food, we give them food,” she said.
The Christmas Box distribution will be a Dec. 15 drive-through at the American Legion Hall, 106 W. Broadway Ave.
Holiday school bazaars on tap
RITZVILLE — Ritzville Grade School will host its 46th annual Holiday Bazaar and photos with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 4.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 401 E. Sixth Ave.
Attendees can enjoy a lunch and shop for Christmas decor, jewelry, candles, baked goods, handmade items and more, organizers said.
Othellow will also host a bazaar.
The Delta Upsilon Holiday Bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Wahitis Elementary School, 905 S. 14th St.
Proceeds benefit a scholarship for an Othello High School graduating student
– The Journal