Written by Nichole Slack
I was washing produce in the CHCI kitchen one day back in November when I came across some onions. I grew up in Walla Walla, Washington, and we are known for our sweet onions, so onions tend to make me think of home. I thought that I would bring a little bit of my home to the chimps’ home by throwing a “Walla Walla Day!” They had Walla Walla-themed food puzzles (like onion-shaped piñatas), ate onions, drank grape juice (Walla Walla has a lot of wineries, so grape juice seemed like a good alternative), and the East room was filled with cardboard murals of local businesses and landmarks! Tatu seemed to especially enjoy the fake wine bottles with raisins inside!