Fawnskin’s 33rd Doo Dah Parade Includes Old Miners, Flatlanders and Poop Busters

The flyover of the "Fawnskin Air Force" started the Doo Dah.

The flyover of the "Fawnskin Air Force" started the Doo Dah.

Saturday’s 33rd annual Doo Dah Parade got off to a flying start with the flyover of four small airplanes, billed as the “Fawnskin Air Force” (which included the Grand Poobah, Wolfgirl, Incognito and Ricochet) and a procession of firetrucks, including those of the County Fire Department’s station #49 in Fawnskin, the Baldwin Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s new yellow truck, and the San Bernardino National Forest. This year’s event drew about 40 entries and though the ongoing water fight between the Moose Lodge and Lions Club was missed, the Doo Dah was still fun and wacky—and still included plenty of water guns and silly string and candy to the crowd along the North Shore on a hot and sunny morning. Trophies were awarded to the Chambermaids’ Flappers and Cow-pokes for Best Service Club entry, Best Kids went to those who entered as A Doo Dah Day, Best Overall title was given to Jonna Kemper on behalf of Hamilton Ranch Estates in an Old Miners-outfitted 1926 Model T, and proving that anything goes in the Doo Dah, the Moonridge Zoo’s Poop-Busters entry took home the trophy for Best Adult entry—perhaps due in part to the appearance of Rec & Park’s Reese Troublefield in a cameo as a big piece of, well, poop. Other entries and highlights of the Doo Dah Parade included 13-year-old Grand Marshall (and world-class mountaineer) Jordan Romero on his bike (before participating in the Multisport Competition immediately after the parade), the North Shore Improvement Agency’s Never-Marching Band, the Bear Valley Dandies Barbershop quartet singing along in a ’47 Dodge, the return of the “Flatlanders,” the equestrians of Camp Whittle, and a thorough representation of the Valley’s musicians, under the banner of the Local Working Musicians Union #69.

Returning Miss Clementine Keli Homan (at left) and Old Miners'-attired friends made their way to the Loggers Jubilee after the parade.

Returning Miss Clementine Keli Homan (at left) and Old Miners'-attired friends made their way to the Loggers Jubilee after the parade.

The North Shore Improvement Agency's Never-Marching Band always gets a cheer, as does the Habitat for Humanity Studfinders (who were just behind them).

The North Shore Improvement Agency's Never-Marching Band always gets a cheer, as does the Habitat for Humanity Studfinders (who were just behind them).

Third-generation Fawnskin resident Jordan Romero is likely the Doo Dah's youngest Grand Marshall, having just turned 13 the weekend before.

Third-generation Fawnskin resident Jordan Romero is likely the Doo Dah's youngest Grand Marshall, having just turned 13 the weekend before.

The Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club, as well as the Bear Valley Cruisers, were also in the parade, which is only a couple blocks long.

The Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club, as well as the Bear Valley Cruisers, were also in the parade, which is only a couple blocks long.

Jonna Kemper's entry on behalf of Hamilton Ranch Estates, a 1926 Model T, won best overall, as announced by parade emcee Ed Kibbey.

Jonna Kemper's entry on behalf of Hamilton Ranch Estates, a 1926 Model T, won best overall, as announced by parade emcee Ed Kibbey.

Local musicians banded together, given an idea by Terry Copley, who plays with Catz in the Hatz, Slick City and the Jory Lyle Trio. To see our local bands onstage, check out our Events Page for live music listings.

Local musicians banded together, given an idea by Terry Copley, who plays with Catz in the Hatz, Slick City and the Jory Lyle Trio. To see our local bands onstage, check out our Events Page for live music listings.

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