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Bush Family Chosen For Newest Habitat For Humanity Home

Big Bear, Ca, February 6, 2012, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity has chosen a family for the new home that is currently under construction.  The Bush Family, consisting of Jessica and Donnie and their four daughters, was chosen as the family to buy house Number 5 of Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity.  According to Connie Baker with Habitat, when the house is completed, the Bush’s will buy the three-bedroom, two-bath home in Sugarloaf at zero percent interest as well as donating 500 hours in labor.  “We already have 46 hours in the project,” says father, Donnie Bush.  When asked why they think thought they were selected, 3rd grader Lexy said, “Because we are an awesome family!” And 5th grader Haley added, “Because we work as a team.”  Parents Donnie and Jessica Bush have been Big Bear Valley residents since they were teenagers and are thrilled with their future home, saying, “We’re going to make a beautiful home out of...

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Bowling Family Donates $30,000 to Sugarloaf Park!

Big Bear, Ca, December 29, 2011, 5:00pm – The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District announced this week that long time residents Ray and Cheryl Bowling along with their children donated 30,000 towards the continued renovation of the Sugarloaf Park.  Their contribution will help bolster the recent improvements including the new tennis court, skate park, picnic shelter, ball field fencing and lighting, basketball court, ADA pathways, and new ADA accessible spectator seating for the ball field.  “We’ve seen so much improvement to Sugarloaf Park in the last couple of years that we figured an additional donation might help complete the effort,” said Ray.  With the large donation further improvements to the park can occur, and will include a new “older kids” swing set, playground wood chips, additional turf areas, fencing, renovation of the existing picnic shelter, and most notably, a quarter mile exercise track complete with fitness stations.  The Bowling Family has donated $30,000 toward this effort, through the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley’s Youth Foundation.  Foundation President Theresa Reagan-Blood explained, “This is another example of the wonderful families in Big Bear who continue to support not only our kids, but our community in general, and we are proud to continue to partner with the Park District in improving and sustaining parks and recreation programming.  Bowling’s kids have participated in many Park District programs over the years,...

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