Pandemic cancels party, but not the parade

  • [photo by Shaina Della Rocco, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Shaina Della Rocco, The Mountain Enterprise]

Birthday Boy Ashton Regan, 8, enjoys a surprise birthday parade in his honor from his ‘King Ashton’ throne

By Shaina Della Rocco, TME

Ashton Regan of Piñon Pines was excited leading up to his eighth birthday party, scheduled for months to take place at his home on April 4. Ashton had invited all of his friends and family.

Then social distancing became mandatory in California, and we were all told to “stay home to stay safe.”

Ashton was sad that his party had to be canceled and that he would not be able to get together with his friends.

There was a good reason. As we go to press, the Kern County Public Health Department reports a total of 303 positive covid-19 virus cases. At least one of those is…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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The pandemic canceled the party, but not the celebration and the expressions of love.

Social distancing does not mean being emotionally disconnected. Celebrating the family and friends we love is important, now more than ever.

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