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The Young Marines of Santa Clarita Valley present colors for the 45th Annual Fiesta Days Parade Saturday, Aug. 2...at the 46th Annual Fiesta Days marathon party and reunion. that continues through Sunday.. [photo by Patric Hedlund]
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Kern County Supervisor David Couch cruises through the parade in a WWII era Jeep. [photo by Gary Meyer]
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Don't miss Sunday morning's Pancake Breakfast, put on by VFW Post 9791. [photo by Gary Meyer]
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The VFW Post 9791 Pancake Breakfast now features omelets. Sunday morning the breakfast starts at 7 a.m. [photo by Gary Meyer]
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m.)—Don’t let it confuse you. Yes, this is the 46th Annual Fiesta Days in Frazier Mountain Park this weekend but yes, it is the 45th annual Edward Perine Memorial Fiesta Days Parade. The parade is running one year behind the mountain’s traditional 3-day party.
At about 11:30 a.m. an elder woman was given medical assistance for heat exhaustion on Saturday. Other than that, Fiesta Days has been just hometown fun. This year the vendors were already happy by Saturday noon. And the parade brought the crowds to Frazier Mountain Park for the marathon reunion and celebration. Many families gathered to tell of three and four generations living in the Mountain Communities, greeting old friends, old school chums and extended family.
Grand Marshal was Kern County Supervisor David Couch. He and his team rode through town in a World War II-era Jeep, looking very much like General Patton and his staff on a mission.
Honorary Mayor was pilot Clifford “Kip” Moné of Lockwood Valley, 90 years old this year and waving an American flag with a happy smile while he greeted the town.
Fiesta Days continues through Sunday at 6 p.m. with lots of food, fun events and carnival rides. Don’t miss the horseshoe tournament, the fishing derby and much more. Grab your issue of The New Mountain Pioneer for the official schedule. See you there.
This is part of the August 2, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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