The FAWNSKIN FLYER, Volume II Issue 8

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS FOR FAWNSKIN, CALIFORNIA
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Inside This Issue
Gossip Girl’s Notes
Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade 2006
Fawnskin Festival 2006
Fawnskin Biz Buzz
Snake Patrol & Rodent Control
Check the online edition for regular updates between monthly print issues.

GG’s Notes
I’ve been out of town and a bit worn out due to the busy schedule. This means that I am a bit out of touch as a result!

I did make I back in time for the Doo Dah Parade. This year I was a participant, riding in the “Never Marching Band” as a member of the North Shore Improvement Association.

Rumor has it that I was not asked to judge again because I took Moose Lodge drink chips as bribes last year…this is not true. Err, I did accept bribes BUT Kathy Murphy actually forgot she asked me last year and so hoodwinked two new judges into the role this year instead.

Be sure to thank Kathy for all her hard work. She has coordinated the Doo Dah parade for nine years and worked her rear off in the process.

Scuttlebutt is that she is looking to turn the reins over to someone new. If you are interested in helping to continue this annual event, or if you want to volunteer to assist, be sure to give her a jingle.

Don’t forget to check the online edition for the latest scuttlebutt.

G.G. (Gossip Girl)

Fawnskin Events
Find more info and links at the Fawnskin Flyer online at www.fawnskinflyer.com.

August 4, 2006 6pm
Serenity Place Gallery Relocation Reception & Sale!

August 7, 2006 6pm
Solar Energy Seminar (Open to the Public)
Sun & Wind Power at the Fawnskin Chamber of Commerce
Discovery Center

August 12, 2006 9am
Puppy Club (800) 818-7387
Meets at Bear Valley Pet & Animal Supply

August 12, 2006 10am
Canine Club (800) 818-7387
Meets at Bear Valley Pet & Animal Supply

August 14, 2006 6pm
North Shore Improvement Association’s Monthly Community Potluck
Captain John’s Marina aka Fawn Harbor

August 19, 2006 4pm
Annual Fawnskin Luau
Moose Lodge 2085

August 26, 2006 4-7pm
North Shore Improvement Association’s
Old Fashioned Picnic/Potluck
Captain John’s Marine aka Fawn Harbor

Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade 2006
Town was bustling early in the morning on July 29th as crowds flocked to Fawnskin in anticipation of the annual Doo Dah Parade and the Fawnskin Festival & Old Miner’s Loggers’ Jubilee.

Locals arrived at North Shore Café to beat the crowds and enjoy a great meal. People from all over the valley filled the café and patio areas.

I took the opportunity to table hop and catch up with neighbors that I have not seen in a while.

Bumper to bumper traffic moved through town for hours prior to and after the parade. This year there were 34 Doo Dah Parade entries.

The judges this year were Judge Drake, Postmaster Cynthia, and Bill Hazewinkel. Actor, Rich Moll served as Grand Marshall and announced the winners. He teased the crowd after the parade cautioning them about “rushing the stage.”

Two youngsters standing near the platform, dressed as Dalmatians, were dubbed honorary “fire dogs.”

Best Overall Trophy went to CATS who took this award for their clever presentation in costumes from “Carousel.”

Best Adult Trophy went to the North Shore Trading Company who took home this one for their clever “Full Moon” Kayaking parody. The faux bare butts were noted as “more a**holes from Fawnskin.

Best Children’s Trophy would have been awarded to the Key Club’s “Kids in Jail” but nobody could collect the award as they still had not made bail as of award time.

Second place ribbons were awarded to the “Pointer Sisters.” This group of silly women sported HUGE hands pointing in all directions in sync to music.

Third place ribbons went to the Friends of Fawnskin’s “Pirates of the Valley” with “Super Friend” of Fawnskin coming to the rescue.

Fourth place went to the Big Bear Chamber Maids for their “Keystone Cops.”

I have to mention that the “Flatlanders” drove up the hill again to participate and the Women of the Moose coordinated this year with their “Hearts for Old Farts” ensembles. Congratulations to all participants!

My photographer at large will be submitting photos so please check the online edition for viewing.

Fawnskin Festival 2006
Congratulations to this year’s Fawnskin Festival Committee for putting on such a great event. If you missed the festival you missed some great music and fabulous mixing with locals from around the valley.

Our local monks of the Dhammasojiho Meditation Center served great Thai food. Royal Thai of Newport Beach donated the food to raise funds to complete the project.

The Fawnskin Festival and Fawnskin’s Mayor Emily Parker gave awards of appreciation to our firefighters.

Steve Cawsey, John Dodge, and Craig Smith were on hand to collect for Fire Station 49. Bear Valley Search & Rescue also received recognition.

The Women of the Moose Apple Pie contest received eleven entries. Winners were:

1st Place: Big Dave’s ten-year-old niece, Emily Essex (of Jersey) and Ericka Stoor.

2nd Place: Randy Njavro

3rd Place: Cheryl Carter

4th Place: Ten-year-old Jake Kelley who claimed the filling but credited his grandmother for the crust.

Fawnskin Biz Buzz
On the local scene our esteemed Barbara finally got her new car. Gone is the everlasting black Honda and in its place is a nice blue sedan with a sunroof. Check it out…and Barbara, when are you taking us out on a cruise?

Mark of the Fawnskin Market reported more hassles with the county. Although he anticipated opening sometime in August, the delay has been extended and there is no concrete target opening date as yet.

If you did not receive a note, sewer “smoke testing” (to locate any leaks) will begin on 7/31/06 through 8/8/06.

Snake Patrol & Rodent Control
The increased population of rodents in response to abundant water and vegetation has attracted more slithery predators (rattlesnakes). I don’t have room to list all the tips and hints related to snake safety here, so be sure to pick up the next issue of “On the Mountain Magazine.”

Quick Tips:
-Clear away undergrowth, debris, tools, toys, and similar items on your property.
-Clip bushes so that they are at least 10 inches or more off the ground.
-Keep bird food and ripe fruit (rodent attractants) off the ground and relocate feeds on the perimeter of private property instead of close to the home or yard.
-If you find a snake on your property, call an animal control officer or the fire department and keep track of the slithery intruder so it can be removed when they arrive!

GG’s Online Note: Keep paths clear and weeds clipped. Most snakes hide and bites mostly occur when they are disturbed. If they don’t have hiding places you can reduce your risk.



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