UMATILLA - The Umatilla Volunteer Firefighter's Association recently made 44 benches to be used during this weekends Umatilla Landing Days event and other community events.

The benches will be painted Umatilla Viking blue, with the name of local businesses, slogans or family names in orange. It costs $75 to sponsor a bench for a year or $125 for two years. All maintenance, upkeep and storage on the sponsored benches will be taken care of by the firefighter's association.

To reserve use of the benches, people need to make a request through the Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District.

People can also purchase benches and have them painted any color they choose. Cost to buy a bench is $350.

For more information about sponsoring, purchase or reserving benches, contact, 541-922-3718 or go to

- Tammy Malgesini


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