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2010 Census - 9,423
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Prosper, Texas
Prosper Texas History:
Prosper was established in 1902 as a stop on the St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railroad. The Prosper post office was established in 1903. Residents of nearby Rock Hill moved to Prosper to be closer to the railroad. Prosper incorporated in 1914 when it had 500 residents. Located in the rich Blackland Prairie, the town prospered as a cotton producer and as a shipping point. By the early 1920s the town had paved roads, electricity and a water works. The growth of Dallas and Collins Counties has contributed to its growth during the last two decades. Prosper is located just north of U.S. 380 on U.S. 289, 10 miles slightly northwest of McKinney, 7 miles north of Frisco, and 14 miles east of Denton, Texas.
Prosper Community Library & Reynolds Middle School Library:
These libraries share space at the Middle School. Beginning the week of August 16, 2010 and continuing through the school year, Community Library patrons will need to enter and exit through the front entrance of Reynolds Middle School between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Library visitors will be asked to show picture ID, sign in and receive a visitor’s pass in order to gain access to the Library.  This process is required in order to assure security for the facility and students. After 4:30 p.m. on school days and on weekends, Community Library patrons may enter and exit through the exterior Library entrance on the north side of the school building. (469) 219-2499. 700 N Coleman Road.
Prosper Senior Citizens Program:
The program offers activities and other programs for those aged 60 and over. (972) 569-1004. 121 W. Broadway
Big Orange Pumpkin (Patch) Farm, Celina:
There are hundreds of pumpkins to choose from. Activities include a spider hay bale, a roping pen, hay stacks, feeding animals, viewing goats on the goat bridge, and a hay ride. A $7 admission fee includes the hay ride, feed for the animals and a small or mid-sized pumpkin. The entry fee includes hot dogs on weekends. Children under 2 are free, but do not receive a pumpkin. Drinks and snacks are sold separately. A farm train is available on weekends for an additional fee. Their facilities are available for event rentals. Open mid-Sept through the first week of November, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm. (972) 382-4995. The farm is located at 5518 CR 126, Celina, Texas 75009. Celina is located at the intersection of SH 289, FM 1461 FM 428 and FM 455, 7.4 miles northeast of Prosper, Texas. Celina Map; Click to Enlarge  Celina Texas Area Map
Mahard Egg Farm:
They supply eggs for commercial and retail customers. They are open for retail sales Mon-Fri, 8am-noon and 1pm-4:30pm. Call for availability and pricing. (972) 347-2421, Ext. 221. 401 1st Street.
Annual Trout Derby, January:
Activities include fishing, awards and prizes for those 14 years old and younger. Open from 9am-11am. (972) 346-3502. This event is located at the Whitley Place Park Pavilion at the Whitley Place subdivision. Custer Road. 
Annual Northern Lights Ice Festival in Prosper, Texas, Late Nov-Jan 3:
This is a favorite annual family festival presented by the Prestonwood Baptist Church. The ice skating rink is open on select days from late November through December. The Northern Lights Festival is held on two December weekends. Activities include Christmas cookie decorating in the Gingerbread House, letters to and from Santa, Polar Express Rides, photos with Santa, Mrs. Santa and several Disney characters, and much more. (972) 820-5000. 1001 West Prosper Trail, 75078.  
Annual Prosper Christmas Festival, 2nd Sunday in Dec:
Activities include a parade, an ice skating rink, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, a chalk art contest, live entertainments, and food and other vendors. This event is located on Broadway Street in downtown Prosper. (972) 508-4200.
Nick's Italian Restaurant, Pilot Point, TX:
They serve very good Italian food. They are closed on major holidays, including July 4th. Open Mon-Thu, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-10pm. (940) 686-2520. 1340 North U.S. 377, Pilot Point, Texas. Reviews
Lucy’s Moms on Main Restaurant, Aubrey, TX:
This restaurant is owned and managed by the Steve Murray family, former owners of the popular Lucy’s on the Square in Celina. Steve has kept the menu the same and still serves the same great food such as chicken fried steak and gravy, homemade rolls, fried green tomatoes, and homemade pies. Lucy’s on the Square in Celina was written up in December, 2008 Texas Monthly while the restaurant was under his ownership and management. According to the reviews, Aubrey residents are thrilled to have this restaurant in their town. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat, 8am-8pm; Sun, 8am-3pm. (940) 202-4940. 204 S. Main Street, Aubrey, TX 76227. Aubrey is located at the intersection of U.S. 377 and FM 428, 14.4 miles northeast of Denton, 15 miles southeast of Sanger, 7 miles south of Pilot Point, 14.6 miles southwest of Celina, 22 miles northwest of Frisco, 18.7 miles northwest of Prosper, 14.4 miles northwest of Little Elm, and 8 miles north of Oak Point, Texas. Aubrey Map  Aubrey Area Map  Reviews
Cotton Gin Cafe:
Open Mon-Wed, 7am-3pm; Thu-Fri, 7am-8pm; sat, 7am-3pm and 5pm-8pm; closed Sunday. (972) 347-3202. The restaurant is located at 204 W. Broadway in downtown Prosper.  Email  Reviews