DESERT AIRE - Hot Desert Nights, Desert Aire's annual celebration of the summer sun, will be held on Saturday, August 4, with a non-stop party from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
"It will be bigger than ever," chairman Bob Adler said. "We had the biggest attendance last year, and it keeps growing."
Hot Desert Nights is organized and staged by the Mattawa-Desert Aire Lions Club. Proceeds from the community celebration support the club's charitable work. About $12,000 was raised last year.
One of the big fund raisers is the Hot Desert Nights raffle. It offers several prizes, and tickets will be sold throughout the day. The grand prize is a two-night stay at Desert Winds in Prosser.
Hot Desert Nights, which is really only one very tiring day, will start with the annual golf tournament at 7:30 a.m. at the Desert Aire Golf Course. You may call Bob Carter at 253-208-8444 for details or to enter a team in the four-person scramble.
The annual drag races will start at noon and go to about 3 p.m. They are held on the Desert Aire Airport tarmac. Adler, at 509-439-0250, has the details.
There will be a classic car show in the Desert Aire Park from 4-7 p.m. For information on that event, call Val Carter at 253-208-8444.
The annual Hot Desert Nights dinner will be catered by the Smokehouse Grill of Moses Lake. It will be served in the park pavilion at 5:30 p.m. and will cost $20 per person.
The last event of the day, in the park pavilion right after dinner, will be the Hot Desert Nights dance. It will start at 7 p.m. with music by The Rockadiles.
- Staff report