Kitchen 2 2017

One of the eight kitchens participants visited during the 2017 AAUW Kitchen Tour.

The 2021 American Association of University Women's in-person Kitchen Tour planned for Sunday, Oct. 3, has been canceled given current COVID-19 trends in the Walla Walla Valley.

"Kitchen Tour is a much anticipated and popular in-person fundraising event, said Kitchen Tour committee member Kathy Foster in a release. The benefit tour in 2020 was transformed into a virtual tour due to the initial outbreak of COVID-19.

"Plans for a reimagined 2021 Kitchen Tour have not been solidified as of yet, but it will re-emerge in an alternative form in spring 2022," she said. Updates will be posted at the branch website and on Facebook.

"This has been a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is in the best interest of our homeowners, guests and volunteers to limit the potential health risks such a group event might engender," Foster said.

"Even with all current county health department- and CDC-recommended protocols for gatherings both indoors and out in place, guidelines could change with emerging data and we feel the risk is too great to proceed with our 2021 in-person event"


Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,

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