Have you signed up to be in the Lilac Festival Parade yet?

What is it about mountain dwellers? When that threat of snowstorms finally rolls away with the advent of May, it seems we like to party. Lilac Festival­—May 18 and 19—is the first big blow-out of the year.

It is a time to celebrate the beauty of our mountains and our all-too-short springtime, a time to shake off cabin fever. Greeting old friends and making new ones is a highlight.

Pine Mountain Village hosts Lilac Festival, inviting the whole mountain for two days of fun. See the official schedule of events in the centerfold of The New Mountain Pioneer (on newsstands and in mailboxes now).

The Pine Mountain Village commercial property owners, led by enthusiastic Rosetta Burgelin, are inviting vendors and artists, artisans, children’s amusements, food booths and performers.

Meanwhile, the Pine Mountain Village Merchants Association has been lining up parade entries.
You still have time to join in the Lilac Festival Parade mischief on May 18 at 11 a.m., to march down the center of the street surrounded by beautiful mountains. You get to wave at your smiling neighbors, winning their applause and cheers. It doesn’t get better than that!

Everyone is welcome. The route is much shorter this year. Our new Kern County Supervisor David Couch has signed on as Grand Marshal.

Go to www.pmclilacfestival.com for the application forms.

This is part of the May 10, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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