Fiesta Days was established 41 years ago to raise money to improve medical services for the Frazier Mountain Communities. In July 1978, Mountain Memories Association and Hall Ambulance Service signed a contract for Hall to provide emergency medical services throughout the local area. During the 1998 Fiesta Days celebration, Mountain Memories and Hall Ambulance Service celebrated the 20th anniversary of contract negotiations.
Fiesta Days has succeeded as the only community event to survive for 41 years. The sustained support the event has garnered has made it possible for Mountain Memoires to fund a number of community needs. Mountain Memories subsidized Hall Ambulance Service with a monthly stipend for many years to insure emergency medical service was available. Mountain Memories members also sold "subscriptions" to Hall Ambulance Service to help further finance emergency medical services for the Mountain Communities.
Since the ambulance service became self-sustaining, Mountain Memories has provided funding to purchase emergency equipment for all four local schools; provided turnout suits for the Cuddy Valley Volunteer Fire Department; purchased a "snow cat" for the South Kern Search and Rescue Unit; provided annual funding to Meals on Wheels; and purchased equipment for the Frazier Mountain Community Health Center and Hall Ambulance Service. Other projects over the years have included the Frazier Park street sign project; improved playground equipment in the park; local youth programs; funding for emergency supplies for Frazier Park, El Tejon, and Gorman Elementary Schools and Frazier Mountain High School; the El Tejon Swimming pool; Gorman School breakfast program; Frazier Park Library; Ridge Route Museum and Historical Society; and awards several scholarships to deserving Frazier Mountain High School graduates each spring.
It is impossible to even hypothesize on the number of volunteers and supporters who have contributed to this local "success" story. More medical services are available (ambulance, clinic, health fair, school nurse) than there were in 1968. A traditional community event was created and several generations have enjoyed the many fun-filled weekends provided by Fiesta Days.
Fiesta Days has been a continuing success story for more than four decades. Three generations of our family are anticipating participating in many of the activities of the 41st Fiesta Days celebration. In reality, some of us are visualizing the fantastic celebration Mountain Memories can expect when it reaches its 50th birthday in 2017. Who'd of thought in 1968 what a historical event Fiesta Days would turn out to be?
Congratulations to the many people who have contributed during the past 41 years! Enjoy Fiesta Days and add more "Mountain Memories" to those you have already collected through the years.
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
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