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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Prosser, WA 99350
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Photo by Victoria Walker
Holiday Lobby display for Christmas Market at Princess Theatre last Dec.

Sixth annual Christmas Market

By Victoria Walker
On Saturday, Dec. 20 the annual Christmas market will open its doors at 10 a.m.  The market will offer traditional delights for last minute shoppers soaking up the festive atmosphere. From drink to hand crafted gifts, tree decorations, candles and alpaca socks, the vendors at Prosser's Christmas market offer something for everyone... Traditional music fill s the air, providing the perfect atmosphere for Christmas shopping.
 The Christmas market will take place in the Princess theatre's Green Room, 1226 Meade Avenue in Prosser and admission will be free.
Looking for shining stars

By Victoria Walker
This is not your ordinary pageant.  The Shining Star Pageant is an event that is open to girls who are differently able who would like to achieve their dreams and realize their full potential.  The Prosser pageant is slated for Feb. 8, 2015.
"We are working with Prosser High School and it is open to all middle and high schools from Ellensburg to Connell.  This event is for the kids who are differently able, in special education classes, who have physical and or mental challenges," says Rene Satterfield organizer of the event. Satterfield is the parent of a child who is differently able. 
New face at chamber office

By Victoria Walker
The Prosser Chamber of Commerce office is a busy place and Alice Von Moos is the new Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director, Humberto Rodriguez.  The Administrative Assistant is busy covering the office, answering phones, greeting people and helping with events for tourism and chamber. 
retired in 2008 from Benton County where she worked in the treasures office, the auditor's office, and the prosecutor's office for 33 years and but when her grandson was born and it was perfect timing.  She had started working with the county in 1975.
Santa Claus is coming to town

By Victoria Walker
On Thursday, Dec. 18 Santa Claus is making a pre-Christmas visit to Prosser. This year Santa will be riding in a fire truck instead of a sleigh. The reindeer need to rest up for Christmas Eve, which is a really long night for them.
When asked why he was coming to Prosser early, Santa said, "I just want to say hello to all the Prosser children before Christmas. I made arrangements with the Prosser Fire Department and it looks like a go."
Norad tracks Santa

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa's Christmas Eve flight.
The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.