The hottest ticket in town; the Eighth Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala
July is time for the Prosser Chamber of Commerce's 8th Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala.  On Saturday July 16, the historic streets of downtown Prosser will be transformed into a delightful garden of greenery, music and art. Yellow Rose Nursery will once again create an enchanted park in downtown Prosser complete with foliage, benches and fountains.

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West Benton County Fire has some basic common sense suggestions

West Benton County Fire urges people to use caution

By Victoria Walker
With Fourth of July just around the corner, West Benton County Fire has some basic common sense suggestions for a safe and sane Fourth of July holiday.
Across the US in 2013 there were an estimated 11,400 firework related injuries. State wide there were a reported 277 injuries due to fireworks. Burns account for the most reported injury, followed by trauma.
The costs of firework related emergency response is difficult to accurately account for, due to incidents being under-reported. Only $320,240 of property loss was reported to the state in 2014 by 36 fire agencies around the state. In previous years this has soared into the millions of dollars (5.6M in 2009, 9M in 2006).
Evergreen Girls State

By Victoria Walker
Three young women from Prosser were selected as delegates to the 2015 Evergreen Girls State held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg the week of June 14 - 20.  Melissa Brito, Emma Aarstad and Jocelyn Felicijan participated in this year's Evergreen Girl's State program sponsored by the Prosser Auxiliary.
Evergreen Girls State is an Americanism and government-training program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and is organized upon the principles of the Washington State Legislature It is a nationwide program for girls who have just completed their junior year of high school.

Out West Pet Rescue fundraiser

By Victoria Walker
Out West Pet Rescue (OWPR) is a small non-profit, foster home only, pet rescue, located in Prosser. The OWPR takes in strays, owner surrendered, and abandoned animals from the all over the Lower Valley area.
"We have been operating for about 10 years.  Amber, who owns Out West Pet Grooming started the rescue, after seeing the need," says Brandi.
While in the care of the OWPR, the animals are fully vaccinated, de-wormed treated for fleas and ticks, and are ALWAYS spayed and neutered. Donations that come in are used for their care expenses.
July's First Friday events

Prosser - On Friday, July 3 in the afternoon and into the evening,  HDPA's First Friday will be bringing people valuable savings and prizes at business all over town.  Start your Fourth of July holiday with all that is Prosser. 
They
include; 
7° Floral - Fresh Flower Market Friday all day and every purchase receives a free truffle.
American West Bank Come and spin the prize wheel for free drinks to movie rentals.
Bacchus Tasting Room & Interiors All day Happy Hour, and more.
'Historic' heatwave settling over Pacific Northwest

The severe heatwave descending upon the Pacific Northwest this weekend is highly unusual because it's occurring in June and also because it is the second heatwave to strike before the month is over, according to meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University's AgWeatherNet.
"Two record-breaking heatwaves in a month is uncommon, but for both of them to happen during June? I'd say that's exceptional," he said, adding that prolonged periods of brow-wiping weather typically don't appear in the region until mid-July or August.
Independence Day in Prosser!

By Victoria Walker
The rocket's red glare will be the highlight of the Fourth of July weekend with the explosive Grand Finale display in the skies over Prosser. The fun and festivities will take place on Saturday, July 4.
The Fourth means fireworks and there will be plenty of them, but there is so much more to do during the day as folks gear up for the big event of the evening.
The July 4 morning begins with the Farmers Market which opens at 8 a.m. until noon. Come down and purchase local goods and produce.
The new Mini Hydroplane Races will take place at Crawford Park beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with free admission.  Test runs will be Friday beginning at 10 a.m. -5 p.m.