Fair volunteers being sought

YAKIMA – If you are a fair lover and have some time on your hands this fall, you might consider one of the many opportunities to volunteer at this year’s Central Washington State Fair, slated for Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, in Yakima.

Bickleton car show, flea market on tap

BICKLETON – The annual Alder Creek Pioneer Association Carousel Museum car show and flee market will be held Saturday, Sept. 5.

Ride D’ Vine benefit Aug. 8

Catholic Charities Housing Services is hosting its third annual Ride D’ Vine bicycling event on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Wenatchee Wine & Food Fest Aug. 22

WENATCHEE – Some of the top wines in Washington state will be featured at the 2015 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22, in Wenatchee.

Origami classes begin Aug. 20

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department will be offering origami classes at the Grandview Community Center (812 Wallace Way) on Thursday evenings, beginning Aug. 20.

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Community theater group’s summer play opens in August

PROSSER – The Prosser-based Valley Theater Company will present a lively summer comedy as the first play in its 2015-16 season.

Bickleton author releases 17th book

BICKLETON – Author Tami Whitmore has just completed her newest book, and thanks to modern technology the publication of her book was done within two weeks.

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Princess prep

Registrations are now being accepted for Princess Prep 2015, set for Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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‘Goat Tale’ contestant a former fair exhibitor

Long gone are the days when Peggy Crook prepared her animals for the 4-H showing and fitting contests held each summer at the Yakima Valley Junior Fair, now known as the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Samantha Herrera

Motivated by the opportunity to participate in a worthy community service project, as well as scholarship opportunities, Samantha Herrera is vying for the 2015-16 Miss Sunnyside title. She said, “It looks good on a job application, too.”

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Guest entertainers at Centennial Square

“Redeemed” singers Cherry Fairbanks Morse, Pat Hull and Linda Martin entertain the audience gathered Tuesday night at Sunnyside’s Centennial Square to listen to a program of old-fashioned folk music and comedy hits.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Jaquelinne Herrera

Miss Sunnyside candidate Jaquelinne Herrera is one of nine young ladies vying for the 2015-16 title this year.

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Bingo, ice cream floats & fun

Jack Moran, a resident at Sunnyside’s Sun Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living Community, seated in the top photo, chooses a prize after winning a game of Bingo at yesterday’s social event for seniors at the Grandview Community Center.