In this time of quarantines and stay at home orders, many businesses are struggling and some are closing their doors permanently. At least one chamber of commerce in the valley has put together a Facebook page listing the local delivery, carry out and drive through restaurants in order to help them out. Some have no contact pickups. Others have curbside pickup.
We have started a group page/directory to create awareness on which local restaurants and wineries offer curbside, take-out, drive thru, and/or delivery services while the closures associated with COVID-19 are in place. This is a public group, please request to join as we think of creative ways to support local businesses.
The City of Prosser has decided to suspend City programs because of a possible exposure to the coronavirus.
On Monday, March 9, the City received information there was a sight chance that a person at the Community Center, located at 1231 Dudley Ave., could have been exposed to COVID-19. According to a news release, the potential exposure comes from a possible transference from a site outside Benton County via a patron of the facility.
According to City Officials, the person who may have been exposed has no symptoms at this time.
Working with the Benton-Franklin Health Department the City of Prosser decided to suspend City programs while it works to sanitize the facility. This is a precautionary measure only, taken to ensure the safety of all citizens. The City has reached out to its facility partners and advised them of the situation and allowed them to determine whether to continue or suspend their programs based on the level of risk.
According to the city, The Senior Citizens Club has posted updates on their program activities on their Facebook page. Meals on Wheels is still operating and will be providing meals. Please check the Prosser Meals on Wheels Facebook page for more information and updates.
The City of Prosser expects to resume programs at the Community Center next week. “We want to stress that this is simply a precaution and thank you for your patience” Steve Zetz, Community Development Director.
I’m hosting a trio of town hall events with my seatmate, Rep. Skyler Rude, around the 16th District. This Saturday, March 23, is your opportunity to discuss with us your opinions, concerns and questions about the legislation being debated in Olympia. We will begin each event with a brief legislative update, and then dive into our Q&A session. There is a lot going on and we look forward to this time with you. Please join us at the following locations:
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Where: Walter Clore Wine and Country Culinary Center (2140A Wine Country Road)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Walla Walla Community College – Performing Arts Auditorium (500 Tausick Way)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Columbia County Youth Building (102 Fairgrounds Lane)
If you cannot attend these events, or would like to submit a question or comment beforehand, please contact my office.
A fire that started near Montecito Estates in SW Prosser, WA has burned up the Horse Heaven Hills and into the wheat fields to the south. Early on authorities evacuated housing on the hillsides to the west of Montecito Estates. After a wind change, the fire headed back east and the Painted Hills area was evacuated. There is a Red Cross Shelter open at Housel Middle School for evacuees. More than 1,500 acres have burned as of 11:30 pm on the 27th. Fire fighting assets continue to arrive.
Update 1: As of approximately 12:15 am, June 28th, the fire is 40% contained. Officials believe between 1,500 and 2,000 acres have burned. Crews hope to achieve 100% containment by Thursday evening, the 28th.
Update 2: As of 6:00 am, June 28th, the fire is 80-90% contained and evacuation orders have been lifted.
There will be an organizational meeting for starting a Prosser, WA Kiwanis Club on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Bring a friend, coworker, or family member to help start the Prosser chapter and improve the community.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Every club is committed to doing service that is close to its hear and crucial to its community. Local clubs determine their own projects, and the best way to meet the needs of their community. Learn about and serve your community, make new friends and develop new relationships, and do it all as a fun team; join Kiwanis!
Interested in finding out more? Contact Bill Glenn, Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prosser Eagles, 1205 Bennett Ave, Prosser, WA 99350
The Prosser Eagles are honored to be working with the friends & family of Mitch Meeske to host a Benefit to assist the family with their medical expenses. Eagles will be holding a dinner, silent auction, live auction, and raffle.
Dinner starts at 5:00pm – Tacos, rice, & beans $10.00 a plate.
Live Auction starts at 7pm
Raffle drawing is at 7:30, tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the club.
There will also be tables of silent auction items to bid on as well.
Must be 18 or older to purchase, need not be present to win. Purchase of dinner tickets in advance is preferred so that an accurate headcount can be achieved. Please call or stop by the Eagles to get dinner tickets.
$10 Dinner plate of tacos, rice and beans
$5 raffle tickets
LVA members have reported and Prosser Police have confirmed an unusual number of burglaries and thefts in the Prosser area overnight. Thefts mainly appear to be from unlocked vehicles, RVs, and trailers as well as unsecured items such as bicycles, but there have been break-ins as well. Be on the lookout for suspicious persons. Lock up your vehicles and outbuildings.
The annual Horse Heaven Sportsmen Society turkey shoot takes place Saturday, November 18th from 9am – 3pm at the Horse Heaven Sportsman Range. Compete for your chance to win a turkey, ham and other prizes. The competition is for all age groups and fun for the entire family. .22 Long Rifle from off hand standing position. Rifles and ammunition provided. Bring your own .22’s (scoped 50yds only). Prizes awarded after each round. $1 ages 16 & under, $2 for Adults. Hot BBQ Food and drinks served.
Directions: Use Smart Phone, enter Dump Road. Prosser. or take Prosser Exit 82 from I- 82, left on Wine Country Road, left on HW 22, left towards Patterson on HW 221; then right on Dump Road immediately after wrecking yard; follow Dump Road to the range.
This is one of Washington Wine Country’s premier charity events, hosting over 450 guests from across the Northwest. Last year’s event was a huge success because of people like you who gave generously of their finances, products, services and time.
Join us at our Wine Country Gala reception and Silent Auction along with award winning wineries, NW Micro Breweries, & Hors d’oeuvres in the stunning display gardens of the Yellow Rose Nursery.
Reservations will be accepted in the order of return receipt. All seating will be assigned so please let us know with whom you wish to be seated.
Friendship tables for 8 are $1,200, Couples for $200.00 and Individual seats are $100.00, Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted.
Online ticket reservation coming soon. Reserve tickets by calling our message line at (509) 786-8499.
Show your support for our local communities by donating a Live or Silent Auction item.