Emily Parker New Mayor of Fawnskin

Congratulations to all the candidates who participated in the 2006 race for Fawnskin Mayor. Collectively raising over $4150 the candidate raising the most funds and who will serve as the new mayor is Emily Parker. Good job!

2006 Mayor: 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 $54,000 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 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.

Upcoming Fawnskin Events
April 22, 2006
MS Walk: Team 2085
Join the main event to raise funds for multiple Sclerosis. Sign up via the main page of the Fawnskin Flyer or at Moose Lodge 2085.

May 28, 2006
Party in the Park
Join the party at Fawnskin Park . Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy music and entertainment in the heart of Fawnskin.

The NSIA potluck was a great time with many new neighbors attending. Several invitations and ideas were suggested as projects for 2006. Here is a summary:

Bark in the Park
Shirley Jones (owner of Fawnskin Park) offered the park for use by local dog owners. One resident suggest Tuesdays and Thursdays for “dog park” activities. The rules are that you need to clean up after your pet. All attending dogs must be socialized and friendly to dogs and humans. Finally, dogs must be responsive to verbal commands and under good control.

Extreme Makeover Fire Station
I mentioned that my efforts concerning the Fire Station and Extreme Make Over have been delayed until mid-February. I’ll make an announcement at the February potluck. For those of you not up to speed on this topic—it was not my idea.

The idea came from some other residents and the firemen are excited about it. We don’t have the funds to support the fire station and it seriously needs to be brought up to code. The fire men showed me all the problems and so I would like to get some people together to work on the project. It is not guaranteed as the county has to approve it and the project has to be selected by the producers which generally is a six to nine month process. No guarantee—but definitely worth the effort.

On that note, people keep bitching about several of the empty businesses in town. Rather than bitch about it, I thought it might be a good adjunct project to see if we can get the television crew in to redo those buildings for sweeps week (ratings week). All the property owners have to agree and it is a long shot but I am of the opinion that taking action is better than continuing to bitch about something.

On that note, someone already has complained about the idea. Okay, so what are you going to do instead?

MS Walk
The MS Walk meeting will be ongoing every other week. The next meeting is today. Drop by or call the Moose Lodge for a time.

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