PROSSER -- Fifteen handsome hunks will put themselves on the auction block Thursday to help keep Prosser's downtown a vibrant and prosperous destination.
They are part of the annual Bachelor Auction Handymen & Hunks fundraiser, which starts at 6 p.m. in the Green Room at The Princess Theatre downtown.
The guys, who use only their first names for the event, will either provide some handyman work for the highest bidder or take her on a date. The details will be revealed before the bidding starts.
Miguel told the Herald he'll use his construction skills to do a little handyman work for whoever wins his bid, but he says it could work into a date as well.
"I chose the handyman because there's less pressure that way," he joked. "But if it ends up going good, then there may be a date that comes out of it. You just never know."
Miguel, 41, says he loves fishing and traveling, and has a good sense of humor, but he's also a serious and dependable guy when he needs to be. And he has another side too.
"I do see myself as a romantic. I just don't get carried away with it. Got to have just the right amount and know when to use it," he said with a sly smile.
The bachelors range in age from 26 to 59, each with a unique personality from smart aleck to sweet, and careers that range from winemaker and teacher to cellar worker and weight trainer. And there's one mystery bachelor.
Some are shy, some are funny, some are sassy, and some are outdoorsy. As for why they are putting themselves on the auction block, each has a goal to help the Historic Downtown Prosser Association.
"I'm doing this for charity, that's all there is to it," said bachelor Scott, 47, a decommission and demolition man at the Hanford site. He plans to take his winning bidder on a date.
"The lady can be of any age," he added. "This isn't marriage, it's a date for fun and also for charity."
Admission to the bachelor auction is $40 in advance or $45 at the door and includes dinner and a glass of sparkling wine. Food sponsor for the auction is Chef Frank Magana.
Profiles of the bachelors can be viewed online at www.historicprosser.com. Tickets also can be bought at the website or call 509-786-2399.