Start a NEW holiday tradition and bring the family to the Numerica Credit Union Hometown Holiday on December 1 in Downtown Kennewick from 10 am to 2 pm. An old-fashioned parade welcoming Santa and featuring holiday themed floats, police and fire vehicles, and entertaining characters starts at 10:30 am. Thereafter, join Santa at Claus Plaza in his heated tent for free hot chocolate, kid’s activities and selfies. Last year more than 5,000 people lined Kennewick Ave. between Dayton and Auburn streets to experience holiday nostalgia.
Road closures/detours start at 9 am, and vehicles should be removed from the parade route by that time (parked outside of the green areas indicated on the parade route/road closure map). By noon, Kennewick Ave. will reopen to traffic. Afternoon activities will be limited to the “Flag Plaza” (aka “Claus Plaza”) parking lot at Kennewick Ave/Benton St. until 2 pm.
Visit Go2Kennewick.com/Holidays for additional information.
For more information, please contact Brandon Lange at (509) 585-4279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LifePoint Health and RCCH HealthCare Partners have completed their merger and will now begin operating as one, united company under the LifePoint Health name.
As part of the LifePoint network, Lourdes Health and Trios Health are now connected to an even stronger network of community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities that span 30 states. This will bring new opportunities to grow and thrive in the rapidly evolving, competitive healthcare landscape.
While there are great opportunities ahead, much about how our hospitals operate today – including our dedication to our patients, employees, physicians, and community – will remain the same, and we do not anticipate any changes in how our patients access our hospitals and healthcare providers. People throughout the Tri-Cities region can continue to count on our committed staff and physicians at Lourdes and Trios to provide excellent care that makes our community healthier.
We look forward to sharing more about the newly-expanded LifePoint Health as it relates to our community in the future.
On November 2, many of our community’s most generous individuals gathered together to celebrate philanthropy at Kadlec. The annual event, Celebration of Philanthropy, is hosted by Kadlec Foundation to recognize charitable individuals and businesses in our community who give of their time and make impactful investments towards programs and services that benefit patients at Kadlec Regional Medical Center and members of our community as a whole.
This year’s recognized philanthropists are:
Kadlec Foundation is extremely grateful to everyone who attended, including our award winners and our generous donors. The community is invited to be a part of this ongoing work and can get more information by contacting Whitney Clark, development officer, at (509) 942-2661 or visiting www.kadlec.org/foundation.
Now is the time to start assembling holiday-themed floats for the Numerica Hometown Holiday Parade, welcoming Santa to downtown Kennewick on December 1. More than 5,000 people are expected to line the Kennewick Avenue parade route to celebrate Santa’s arrival, participate in Claus Plaza activities and shop local merchants.
New this year, Numerica Credit Union will award a $250 gift card to the best float design and $100 to the most inspired second place entry. Organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate. Entry is free and applications are due November 18.
In response to last year’s higher than expected turnout for the first-time event, organizers are increasing efforts to actively recruit unique and entertaining parade entries. “People had a blast last year,” said Brandon Lange, Recreation, Facility and Marketing Supervisor at the City of Kennewick. “It’s an opportunity for kids, families and our community to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, and be entertained by creative and festive floats, musicians and performers.”
Floats and participants congregate at 9:30a on December 1 for the 10:30-11a parade. Visit Go2Kennewick.com/Holidays for application and details.
For more information, please contact Brandon Lange at (509) 585-4279 or email@example.com.
STCU will open its Southridge Financial and Home Loan Center with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. November 26. It’s the first Tri-Cities location for the credit union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative with roots in education.
“Our Tri-Cities members tell us they’re excited we’ll be able to serve them in person,” said Ezra Eckhardt, STCU’s president and CEO. “We’re thrilled, too, to be opening in Tri-Cities after years of planning and to be building strong community connections.”
The Southridge Financial and Home Loan Center, 4704 W. Hildebrand Blvd. in Kennewick, will offer a full slate of services for consumers and businesses, including checking, savings, and investment accounts; home, auto, and personal loans; and credit cards. It will house STCU Home Loans offices, a drive-through, and 24-hour ATMs.
STCU membership is open to anyone in Washington.
“People in the Tri-Cities are going to love STCU,” said Jaleh Flinders, a Kennewick native who will serve as branch manager of the Southridge location. “It’s an organization that carefully considers members’ financial well-being as part of every decision, big or small. We take our ‘Here for good’ promise seriously.”
The credit union also announced today it has purchased property at Queensgate in Richland. It’s renovating the building with plans to open the STCU Queensgate Financial Center, 2590 Queensgate Drive, with another ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. January 7. The Queensgate location, led by Branch Manager Sabrina Barrera, also will offer a full array of financial services.
STCU plans to open a Pasco branch location in 2019.
Earlier this year, STCU purchased land along Keene Road in Richland. Plans for that property aren’t finalized.
A small group of educators started the Spokane-based credit union in 1934, with a shoebox for members’ cash. It has grown to more than 180,000 members, including 2,400 already living in the Tri-Cities. The Southridge location is No. 23 for the credit union.
STCU has been named the region’s best credit union for 13 consecutive years in reader surveys conducted by Spokane’s Inlander newspaper. STCU each year provides free financial education to thousands of people, hosts back-to-school events for teachers in more than 20 school districts, and sponsors many events related to education, the arts, and the community.
Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care is hosting its 39th annual Hospice Gala presented by Prosser Memorial Health on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 5 pm. This year the event will be held at the Sunnyside Community Center, 1521 S 1st Street Sunnyside, WA 98944.
The Hospice Gala is a very special event to help raise critical funds needed to care for adults and children living in our valley who are facing terminal illness. Heartlinks is very excited to announce that Prosser Memorial Health will be our new title sponsor for this year’s Gala! “Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care has a long and rich history of working with Prosser Memorial Health and their providers. We are honored and thrilled that Prosser Memorial Health has chosen to be our title sponsor for our annual gala,” says Ronald K. Jetter, Executive Director, Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care.
“When a patient and their family are facing end of life challenges they deserve to have a knowledgeable advocate there to help guide them through a very stressful time. We believe wholeheartedly in what Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care gives to our community and we are happy to partner with them on their annual auction,” says Craig Marks, CEO, Prosser Memorial Health.
Guests will be treated to award-winning wine, cocktail reception, plated dinner, and a live and silent auction. Last year, because of your support, $100,000 was raised to provide much-needed care to over 400 people, and free grief support services to all who need it. Table sponsorships are on sale now, and the tables range in cost from $800 to $1,200 for eight to ten tickets.
Heartlinks still needs business sponsors and silent auction items (i.e. baskets, gift certificates, and experiences). For more information, please contact Shelby Moore at 509-837-1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heartlinks looks forward to the community joining us as we celebrate the service Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care and Prosser Memorial Health have continued to provide throughout our shared community. Be a part of one of the most important community events around the Valley to strengthen and grow Heartlinks. Learn more at heartlinkshospice.org.
After six years, comedy and concerts return to Legends Casino Hotel this holiday season beginning with the Ladies of Native Comedy appearing on November 9. Bill Engvall, Wynona Judd, Liquid Blue, and Grupo Puro Domador will also appear in the 1,720 seat event center with tickets available now through Ticketmaster.
With the completion of the Event Center earlier this year, the marketing and events team spent 2018 outfitting the new facility with sound systems, seating, and ticketing to accommodate headlining acts. “When we opened the hotel in early 2017, we shared that it was the first significant step in our overall renovation and expansion plan,” explained Letisha Peterson, General Manager. “However, the question everyone wanted answered—including our community—was a timeline for a return of concerts and comedy to Legends. We’re very excited to fulfill one of the most significant pieces of our plan—a return to hosting concerts and comedy shows—just in time for the holidays.”
The venue will seat 1,720 guests with four tiers of pricing available. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster for the Ladies of Native Comedy show on November 9, Bill Engvall, and Wynonna Judd’s concert Wynonna & the Big Noise.
In 2019, the event center will continue to host concerts and comedy shows beginning in February amid the regional conferences hosted through the hotel.
The Academy of Children’s Theatre is raising funds to help send its cast and crew for the upcoming production of “Keeping Mr. Lincoln” to a children’s theatre festival in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania next June.
A fabric and costume rummage sale will be held at ACT on Saturday, November 17th from 4p-6p at ACT, 213 Wellsian Way. Fabric bags will be sold for $5 or $10 and all costumes will be either $5 or $10.
In addition, a holiday plant sale is also in progress in support of the travel opportunity. A variety of locally grown poinsettia and holiday gifts are available for online purchase at: www.actgrowingsmilesfundraising.com.
“Keeping Mr. Lincoln” will perform locally in February, then participate next June 19-23 in a children’s theatre festival organized by the American Association of Community Theatres.
For more information, contact ACT at www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org or call 509-943-6027.
Today, Three Rivers Place, an Enlivant community, announced it will host an informative seminar for United States veterans and their surviving spouses in honor of Veterans Day. The event, which will be led by [Nelly De La Mora, Community Relations Manager] with help qualifying older adults learn more about their eligibility, services, and options for in-home care and compassionate assisted living.
This informative session, which will help local seniors learn more about their veterans’ benefits and how those apply to certain assisted living services, will be held at the community at 1108 W 5th Ave and is free to retired veterans and their surviving spouses. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Nelly De La Mora at 509-582-0207 by 11/10/2018.
“We are looking forward to celebrating Veterans Day by giving back to the men and women who have served our country,” said Executive Director Earleen Linn. “It is a privilege to be a resource for our local area veterans, and to provide them with the information that they and their families might find useful when considering assisted living options, such as Three Rivers Place.”
The Academy of Children’s Theatre is a staging a production of the popular holiday classic, “Elf,” on December 7, 14, and 15 at 7 p.m. at the ACT Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland. Matinee performances at 3 p.m. will be offered on Dec. 8, 9, 15, and 16.
Tickets are now available on line at www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org, by calling 509-943-6027, or by visiting the ACT office. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors (65+) and youth (13-18), and $10 for children under age 13. ACT anticipates a sell out for each performance and encourages early ticket purchase.
The ACT production features a cast of 43 youth actors, ages 9 and older. Directed by Josh Darby and produced by Lisa Howell, “Elf” is an engaging and hilarious musical with a heartfelt holiday message.
The script closely follows the classic Disney movie, and it is considered one of the most memorable modern Christmas stories. The plot revolves around Buddy, a human reared as a Santa’s Elf, who travels to New York City in search of his father.
Playing the lead role of Buddy is Lauren Decker, a junior at Southridge. Cast as Jovie is Katy Connors, also a junior at Southridge.
Appealing to all ages, attending the show is recommended as a fun holiday activity for the whole family. Running time is just over an hour.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.