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GBU News Special “2013 Fiesta Days”
GBU News

August 6, 2013 S2

2013 Fiesta Days
independent - unbiased – professional
August 6, 2013 S3

June The most natural food is fruit”
46th Fiesta Days 2013
The 45th Ed Perine Memorial Parade

Don Billesbach, a member of the local
Search & Rescue, with his 1953 Willis Jeep
chauffeuring Grand Marshal Couch

On the rear bench from left to right: David Brust,
Ryan Shultz & Mark Salvaggio from Couch’s office

Supervisor & Grand Marshal
David Couch visiting 97-year

Members of the Kern County Sheriff’s
Search & Rescue Team in Frazier Park from left to right: Denny Stubblefield, Mike
Parker Jr., Josh Katkov, Jim Stolting

Robin Christ chauffeuring Honorary Mayor Clifford “Kip” Mone


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The People

Float from the Hungry Valley State Park

About 2,500+ people visited the 2013 Fiesta Days and
enjoyed beautiful weather, music, arts, and food with
friends and family.

The Pet Show
Smokey Bear with the Crew of Los Padres Forest Engine 74

Public Safety

Sergeant Mark Brown and his Citizen Volunteers from Frazier Park

The entire festival was very peaceful and without any
incident. Frazier Park Sergeant Brown and other Sheriff’s
deputies were on hand, just in case. In only one case they
had to issue a citation and one employee of the carnival
rides needed medical aid provided by Hall Ambulance.

The Winner (with his human family)


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The Pet Show with about 15 entries, mainly dogs, but
also a rabbit and a hamster opened the event on Friday

The Pie Eating Contest

The Battle of the Bands

Band “Sixth Year” with Karina, Brianna & Jessica vs. Hardcore Metal Band “Towers over
Abbadon” with Devin, Dustin, Ozzie, Jake (Winners in a very close race)

The Talent Show
About ten children participated


the final winner was Brittany Wolfe, 13

The Fishing Derby

Organized by Courtney Ann Peterson

Charlee Marr –
Winner third place

Josh Arreola –
Winner second place

About 30 people participated in the fishing derby on
Sunday morning. Successful fishermen (and women)
received a prize for catching tagged fish)

The Log Sawing Contest
Even the judges enjoy the wonderful show

The Talent Show on Saturday afternoon was entirely
organized and moderated by young Courtney Ann
Peterson. Outstanding achievement! Eight young adult
groups or individuals displayed amazing performances in
music, dance, and stand-up comedy. A panel of four
judges (Peter Kjenaas, Jenna Krawczyk, Lisa Johnson &
Dana Dever) determined the three winners: First:
Brendan Coyle & Natalie Mendoza, Second: Josh
Arreola, Third: Charlee Marr + Luis Zungia & DJ
Kimbrough. Congratulations to all!

In the George Erb and Brian Prosser Log Sawing Contest
on Sunday morning more than 20 individuals, little
children as well as strong men showed off their strength
and dedication (particularly the kids!) in one of the four
categories: kids, mixed couples, women, and men.

Courtney Ann
Peterson with
Brendan Coyle and
Natalie Mendoza, the
winners of Saturday’s
Talent Show


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The Vendors
Nearly 40 commercial vendors showcased and offered
their products, often interesting artwork.

The Horse Shoe Contest
Other Exhibitors
included the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the US
Forest Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the
Kern County Sheriff, and the State Hungry Park

The winners(men and women category) after an hourlong competition match of 20+ participants on Sunday

The Food
The Rides

The food team from selling tasty burgers and fries to raise funds for our Search & Rescue
Mary Kay Stolting, Mike Parker Sr., Mike Parker Jr., Scott Parker, Jim Stolting, Denny


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The Musicians

The Art Show
The Mountain Memories Board

Exhibiting their work in the Community Hall were local
artists Donny Bowen, Matt Herrington, as well as Lee
Dunnavant and Barbara Ladin representing the Center of
the World Festival. Ten-year old Donny even sold three
of his drawings at the Art Show.

( is provided by the
Mountain Memories Association. The association was
formed 46 years ago for the sole purpose of supporting
the health and welfare of the Mountain Communities,
with Fiesta Days the only fundraising event.
The first parade took place in 1968 with Myrtle Davis
and Monte Montana serving as Grand Marshalls and the
first Honorary Mayor in 1969 was Dr. Russell Moodie,

The Volunteers

The current Mountain Memories Board grom left to right: Joe Whitelock, Cat Whitelock, Ellen
Keowen-Cox (Treasurer), Sabrina Stolting, Jennifer Witham, Wade Jones (President)

--More images from the 2013 Fiesta Days can be viewed
on Facebook at <GBU Photography> or directly at


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Very special thanks to my friend Ellen Langsfeld.
Without her assistance this report would not have
been possible.

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