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Terry Ingham, Editor                               Vol. 8, Number 9                   Sept 2011    
Current Events 
Event Summary
   Farmers Market 




The Finals for  

 The Valleys Got Talent 

Sept. 5th 


 Prosser States Day Celebration & Parade 

Sept. 5th 


A Night Out 

Denim & Diamonds 

 Wine Country 

 Dinner & Auction 

Sept. 10th 


Fall City-Wide Yard Sale 

Sept. 17th 


Animal House presented by Whitstran Brewing Co. and Princess Theatre 

Sept. 17th 



Apple U-pick atBill's Berry Farm

Sept. 17th 



Apple & Pumpkin Festival:SixSaturdays starting


Sept. 17th-Oct. 22nd 


Barnyard Mystery  

Corn Maze

Sept. 17th-Oct. 29th


Harvest Festival  

Sept. 23rd-25th  


Wine Country RV Park Chicken & Ribs

Annual BBQ

 Sept. 24th 


 Balloon Rally 

Sept. 23rd to 25th 


Caren Mercer-Andreason Street Painting Festival 

Sept. 24th-25th 


Sold out


Reservations for Wine Country RV Park for Balloon Festival 2011 


Catch the Crush 

Sept. 25th-25th


2nd Annual October Fest

Oct. 1st 


25th Annual Conncours D' Elegance
Mustang Show

 Oct. 2nd 


Veterans Day Parade 

Nov. 11th 



Princess Theatre Schedule 

Tickets to many of these great events are available at the Prosser Chamber of Commerce 

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What's Happening in Wine Country
Lots of Balloons
Balloons fighting for Space 

    It's time for a road trip!!  September is unquestionable the most exciting month of the year for Prosser.  Every Saturday the Farmers Market is alive with visitors, fresh produce, bread, wine and all sorts of crafts with the smell of ripening crops in the air.  The town of Prosser sees a new event every weekend culminating in the Balloon Rally and Harvest Festival the last weekend of the month.  The weather is consistently warm with sunny days and cool nights which is perfect for those early morning balloon launches.  Balloon Rally is so exciting that we are booked for at least a year in advance.  Get your name in early and you might just catch a cancellation.    There are still a few tickets left for the Chicken & Ribs BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 24th so call in now for yours. 


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Are you a golf addict?  



Any golfer knows that golf is a very subtle game often of inches.  Many golfers spend thousands of dollars to improve their game.  Your smart phone can help!  If you want to know how far you are from the pin, let the GPS along with maps of the course calculate it for you.  If your swing has gone awry, let your smart phone help you there.  Want to know which way the green slopes, use "Bubble" to give you a level reference.  Kim Komando, the Digital Goddess, has a great reference for many useful golf apps Get those apps take your clubs out to our beautiful Black Rock Creek Golf Course and enjoy.  

A New Adventure in Prosser

If you are the adventuresome type,  take a balloon ride withWine Country Balloon Tours.    You could even go way out on a limb and ask you sweetheart to marry you  while looking down on the beautiful lower Yakima Valley from your hot air balloon.  To give a birthday real pizzaz they can provide you with a 15' inflatable cake.  Reservations for this wonderful adventure are filling fast so call them today at 888-952-3040 or at

Good Eatin' by Kelly

Honey Pecan Chicken
Chicken!!  You can't eat chicken.



  6-8 pcs Chicken Breasts

   Mix together:

     1 cup self rising flour

     3/4 tsp salt

     1/4 tsp garlic powder

     1/4 tsp cayenne peper

   1 cup butter

   honey (use your judgement on how much)

   1 to 1.5 cups Chopped pecans



Marinate chicken in butermilk at least two hours. Roll chicken in flour mixture and brown in a pan  with oil.  Place in baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for a half hour.  

 Bring to a boil the butter, honey, and pecans.  Simmer for one more minute and pour over warm chicken.



Scott & Kelly's Corner  

Scott & Kelly

     We went peach picking for the first time and had a blast, not to mention how sweet and yummy the reward was.   Right around the corner the apples and pumpkins will be ready for picking. This area has so many wonderful fruits and activities to enjoy.  Speaking of activities, this will also be our first year for the Balloon Rally, Harvest festival, and street painting so we are looking forward to all the fun. The wineries will also be celebrating their harvest at the 25th Annual Catch the Crush event. Who could ask for a better place to be then right here in the middle of it all.

 See you soon,

Scott & Kelly 
 The answer to last month's riddle was the two drivers, as racers do, wanted to race so they traded cars.  The last car to cross the finish line won.  The fastest driver would be in the other driver's car and if he crossed the finish line first, his car would be last and he would win the prize.  Grayson was the fastest subscriber to get the correct answer. 


Here is this months riddle -   This is a double bonus round - 2 nights stay at Wine Country RV Park for this particularly difficult riddle.

Ten years from now Tim will be twice as old as Jane was when Mary was nine times as old as Tim.   Eight years ago, Mary was half as old as Jane will be when Jane is one year older than Tim will be at the time when Mary will be five times as old as Tim will be two years from now.   When Tim was one year old, Mary was three years older than Tim will be when Jane is three times as old as Mary was six years before the time when Jane was half as old as Tim will be when Mary will be ten years older than Mary was when Jane was one-third as old as Tim will be when Mary will be three times as old as she was when Jane was born.    HOW OLD ARE THEY NOW? 


The fastest guest to email to: 

with RIDDLE in the subject line and the correct answer to the riddle will receive a free one night stay.      


On The Wine Front

Willow Crest Patio

Nothing is better than an afternoon on the patio at Willow Crest

Myles Anderson Selected as 2011 Legend of Washington Wine


June 1st to September 30th

Columbia Crest Winery

Wine Country Lunches 


Sept. 3rd

Airfield Estates

Adrienne Bousquet Performing Live 

 Wine O'clock Wine Bar

Adrienne Bosquet 6:00-9:00 pm on the Patio 


Sept. 2nd-5th

Airfield Estate 

Drink Pink Labor Day Weekend 


Sept. 3rd

Kestrel Wines

An Authentic Luau 


Sept. 4th

Milbrandt Vineyards

Party Party featuring Private Reserve Band  


Sept. 7th

Desert Wind Winery

Cooking Class 


Sept. 8th

Milbrandt Vineyards

Wine 101:  Italian Cheeses 


Sept. 23rd

Milbrandt Vineyards

Patio Party featuring Bluestone Jazz 


Sept. 24th

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Harvest Party in the Vines  

Desert Wind Winery

Harvest Wine Dinner  

Steppe Cellar

Wine Makers Dinner 


Oct. 1st

Milbrandt Vineyards

Experience Harvest 


Oct. 2nd

Columbia Crest Winery

25th Annual Concours D' Elegance Mustang Show  


Oct. 5th

Desert Wind Winery

Cooking Class


Oct. 8th

Airfield Estates

Vineyard Run, Grape Stomp, Lunch, & Winemaker's Dinner 

Coyote Canyon Winery

Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival 


Oct. 15th

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Ed and Glenn's Excellent Adventure  


Nov. 19th  

Desert Wind

Holiday Open House 


Nov. 25th-26th

Many Wineries

Thanksgiving in Wine Country 

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