Hot Desert Night planned for Aug. 3 at Desert Aire

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Perhaps the most anticipated event of Hot Desert Night is the drag races, which are held on the runway at Desert Aire Airport.

DESERT AIRE Hot Desert Night, the Mattawa-Desert Aire Lions Club's biggest annual fundraiser, will be held at three Desert Aire venues on Saturday, August 3.

The kickoff event will be the annual golf tournament at the Desert Aire golf course. The tournament will start at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun. Contact Bob Carter at 253-208-8444 if you wish to compete

The annual Desert Aire Airport drag races will get underway at 12 noon. They will go until about 3 p.m. The contact person for that event is Bob Adler at 509-439-0250.

The entry fee for cars will be $20. The admission for spectators will be $5. There will be food and refreshment vendors.

Also starting at noon will be the annual classic car show in the park. It will go until about 7 p.m. Val Carter is the contact person at 253-208-8444.

The annual catered dinner in the park will get under way at 5:30 p.m. Serving usually lasts about an hour. The contact person is Bob Adler at 509-439-0250.

Dinner tickets will cost $20 For adults. The ticket price for children 6-12 will be $10.

At about 7 p.m., or after dinner, the annual Hot Desert Night dance will get under way at the same venue in the park. The music will be provided by The Rockodiles.

For information in general you may contact Adler.

One of the favorite pastimes at Hot Desert Night is a stroll through the vehicles at the classic car show.

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