Summer Blast 2011 planned for June 25

PROSSER - Sunnyside's Neighborhood Church Assemblies of God is sponsoring an event for the entire family Saturday, June 25, at Prosser's Crawford Park.

Summer Blast 2011 includes a bass fishing tournament, a motorcycle show, a pie making contest, a community picnic, activities for youngsters and a free concert.

All the scheduled events are free, with the exception of the bass fishing tournament.

The cost to enter the tournament is $50 with a $10 big fish option, according to Joe Castillo. Pre-registration for the tournament is also required with a limit of 20 teams.

"Teams from Spokane and Moses Lake will be competing this year," he said.

Prizes for the top six fishermen include trophies and cash awards. The top prize is $500. The runner-up will be awarded $250 and the third place angler will receive $100. Those with catches earning fourth through sixth place honors will be awarded $50 each.

The fishing action begins at 4 a.m.

The motorcycle show is free to enter and participants are urged to arrive with entries at 11 a.m. Trophies and other prizes will be awarded.

"They just have to show up," Castillo said of entries.

The pie making contest begins at 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their best pies, which will be judged at 2 p.m. There is no entry fee.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. a Kids Zone will be open, featuring a bouncy house with a slide, water balloons, bracelet making and many other activities.

At noon the Prosser Fire Department is scheduled to arrive with a fire truck. Anyone wishing to cool off can take advantage of the opportunity as firemen let loose with one of the water hoses on the truck.

A community picnic, weighing of fish caught in the bass tournament and concert will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Castillo said, "Just bring your appetite to the picnic."

Food and beverages will be provided free of charge to all attending the event.

Cities Outcry will be performing during the picnic. Castillo said the group is a combination of several local artists, including Aric and Greg North and lead singer Sam Perez.

Crawford Park is located near the former Twin City Foods plant.

Anyone seeking further details or wishing to register for the bass tournament is urged to call Castillo at 509-439-1608 or visit Neighborhood Church's website (


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