The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume 1 Issue 16 October 14, 2005

Volume 1 Issue 16
October 14, 2005
Not Necessarily News for Fawnskin, California
Priceless when posted! Otherwise .25¢

Inside This Issue
Gossip Girl: Buy Your Politician
Fawnskin Numbers & Updates
Candidate Captain John Saunders
Candidate Betty Sunseri
Candidate Emily Parker

GG’s Notes
This week’s issue is dedicated to the “most honest election in the country” also know as the race for the office of Fawnskin Mayor.

Now most other elections spout their candidates qualifications, stellar reputations and the like. Here in Fawnskin, we think that is just a bunch of hot air. Instead, we actually put our money where our mouth is. We buy our votes and so buy our politicians. The only real qualification is that the mayor live or own a business here in Fawnskin, California. So, the candidate with the most money wins!

You’ll see “ballot boxes” around town. These wood boxes contain pictures of the candidates with slots above them for cash deposits. Each quarter represents a vote and unlike those other stuffy cities, counties, states or federal voting agencies, we allow you to vote as much as you want. Just cough up the dough.

So go a politician or two or even all three! The funds go to community service projects and equipment vital to our town. Tell your friends to vote online–cuz you no longer have to be a resident to vote here!

Don’t miss the regular updates at the Fawnskin Flyer online at
Or buy the Fawnskin Flyer for .25 cents at the exclusive distributor, the Fawnskin Market.

G.G. (Gossip Girl)

Public restrooms are located in the triangle area of town. Look for the deer statues and you’ll find the facilities in the building nearby.

Necessary Numbers:
All are (909) area code unless listed otherwise.
Fire Station 49 866-4878

Arson Line (800) 468-4408

Forestry Officer 866-3437 x2810

Fish & Game Tips (888) 334-2258

Solar Observatory 866-5791

Discovery Center 866-3437

Camp Whittle 866-3000

Serrano Campground 866-8550

Fishing Licenses 866-9464

Fawnskin Market (Bait & Adventure Passes) 866-9543

Moose Lodge 2085 866-3013

Post Office 866-3245

Fawnskin Flyer Tip Line:

Fawnskin Flyer Sponsorship: 1-800-818-7387

Fawnskin Mayor Race
The annual race for mayor has not only raised money, but a few eyebrows as well.

Originally the race raised a few hundred dollars for projects and equipment needed in the community. Over the past couple of years this has changed so that thousands of dollars are raised.

Not too long ago two Los Angeles radio DJ’s decided to run, but since only Fawnskin residents or business owners can serve, the town decided that the two could be “Deputy Mayors.” The race gained national media attention, raised lots of money AND gained vital equipment for our fire department, too.

Last year, the race was won when our creative community leader raised money via eBay. Our mayors also get their own mark of distinction a “Mayor of Fawnskin” baseball cap.

We are not sure what this year will bring–except more fun and laughter–so go buy those votes!

Captain John Saunders
Captain John is a fixture around the Big Bear Valley but very few people know much about him.

Raised in Maryland with dreams of seeing the world, his travels brought him to California where he landed in Big Bear at the ripe old age of 15. Upon his arrival, John was homeless and lived in his car for about four months until a CHP pulled him over for expired tags. The patrolman had recently purchased some cabins and after hearing John’s story, he offered John accommodation in exchange for work on the property.

John then worked for Snow Summit from 1965 until 1977 when he opened the Demonzine Ski Shop. He continued that business until he obtained Fawn Harbor in 1995.

Captain John is the proud father of Serena (22) who is currently attending college in Colorado. He is also the pooch pop to Elvis…and to Thor and Sadie by default.

John donates his services and marina for a variety of events and activities. He freely gives his marina over to the North Shore Improvement Association’s Potlucks and Annual Community Picnic, provides canoes for the Discovery Center tours, hosts YMCA and Kid camps from all over the valley, and provides kayak therapy for a few locals.

Captain John has served the community by holding board positions and volunteering for the MWD, BBARWA, the water resource committee, and is involved in Moose Lodge 2085, and the Big Bear and Fawnskin Chambers.

Emily Parker
The lure of the “high life” landed Emily Parker and her husband Wayne on the hill in 1992. (Wayne was a former mountain resident from the “other side of the mountain.”) They headed for the hills from Lakewood, California and arrived here in Fawnskin by 1998.

Bring up the kids and Emily beams. She certainly has a large group–six children, fifteen grand babies and three great grandchildren. The baby at home? Misty, their cherished Maltese.

Emily is one of the hard working women of the Moose. You can find her there serving food, bartending in a pinch and all sorts of other activities. She is always serving somewhere and is quick to lend a hand.
Most people are not aware that she is one of the instrumental forces behind the extremely successful MS Walk.
For those of you that don’t know, the event raised $40,000 for the cause–and broke records as the most successful first time fund-raising effort for MS.

Next year’s efforts will begin in November and conclude in April with the MS Walk 2006. The cause is near and dear to Emily’s heart as she lost her sister to the disease.

Parker’s greatest interest involves assisting the underprivileged and she has a special focus on helping the Fire Department and the Community Hospital.

She has served the Women of the Moose since 1996 serving as an officer in several positions–including Senior Regent (head lady).

Emily’s other roles include serving in the Hospital Auxiliary (six years and counting) and she is a proud member of the Lion’s Club.

Betty Sunseri
Betty Sunseri shares her smile and good nature with just about everyone she encounters.
Betty arrived in Fawnskin 1983. She came up for a holiday and ended up buying a place just four doors from her rental.

Originally from Bellflower, she moved to the valley after her husband died. She has two kids (Judy and Michael) and gets to boast about her five grandchildren. She laments that she doesn’t have any great grandchildren yet.

She resides with her two kitty supervisors, Kitty Witty and Annie.

Betty is very active in the community with the Big Bear Chamber Maids and the Hospital Auxiliary, serving both since 1985. She’s been with the North Shore Improvement Association since its inception AND is a recipient of the Soroptomist’s Woman of Distinction Award.

Friends say that Betty is generous and good at sharing her tomatoes and cucumbers–because she doesn’t like them.
This woman loves Fawnskin with all her heart and would love to see beautification efforts on main street so that the town restored to its old fashioned glory.

Okay, now you have the scoop. Vote for one or vote for them all–but get out there and vote. Just think, you don’t even have to live here or even register!

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