By Bonnie Ferguson
Wow – Panamint Valley Days is kind of right around the corner. Come on out to this beautiful area featuring amazing sunrises and sunsets. The valley is ablaze with color.
This event is a fundraiser for Cal4Wheel. All funds raised go to support the daily operations of the association, as well as fund our natural resource consultants (John and Jeff), to help with conservation projects and the education of the public in the proper use of our beautiful outdoors and to keep our land open for all to enjoy.
There will be a good variety of runs to choose from, ranging from scenic, historic to hardcore four-wheeling and everything in between. There will be a run board listing all the runs and their descriptions in base camp. You make the decision as to which run to go on. The Gear Grinders from Ridgecrest are in charge of the runs and their members can help you choose the run that’s right for you and your vehicle.
Saturday evening is our delicious barbeque dinner, prepared and served by Casey’s BBQ in Ridgecrest. Our menu this year is hickory smoked tri-tip, grilled chicken breasts along with their famous potato salad and chef cut steamed vegetables (yum yum). And you also get a dinner roll and soft drink. The cost is only $20. There will be a limited amount of dinner tickets available on site, so be sure to pre-register so you won’t miss out on this great meal.
The High Desert Four Wheelers are in charge of the raffle this year, with Dirk Starksen heading up the adult raffle and Terry Burton and family doing the kids’ raffle. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. You can contact Dirk at 661-940-7555 for information on the adult raffle and Bonnie Ferguson at 661-943-9744 for information on the kids’ raffle.
Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets so you won’t miss out on some great prizes – BFG tires or a Warn winch and so much more.
Let’s make this the best and greatest Panamint Valley Days ever!!! Come on out and enjoy this beautiful area, see the amazing stars and visit with friends and meet new ones. We may even get a show from the jets that fly around the mountains. They certainly are a sight to behold.