This Sunday, October 18, friends of Fred Ransom, a legendary community member for much of his 78 years, will honor his memory with a Valley-wide drive and a memorial at Snow Summit. Referred to as “the longest Big Bear pioneer,” Ransom was also a regular fixture at the Teddy Bear Café, and the restaurant’s manager Shirley Martin is inviting those who wish to honor Ransom to meet at Snow Summit’s parking lot at 11:30am this Sunday for a ride around Big Bear starting at noon. Following the caravan, open to “all street-legal vehicles,” Ransom will be celebrated with a memorial back at Snow Summit, scheduled to begin between 1 and 1:30pm. Tune in to KBHR Sunday from 12n to 1pm for a special hour long musical dedication to Fred. For more on Ransom, including some special tales, visit our website at kbhr933.com. For more information regarding this Sunday’s service, contact Shirley Martin at 744-4020.
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