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by Vaun Thygerson
Contributing writer and mother of three
The Great Kern River Cleanup

The Great Kern River Cleanup, an annual event to encourage good stewardship of the Kern River from the Sierra to the sea, will be held on Saturday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Upper Richbar Picnic Site. Coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and held in conjunction with the Great Sierra River Cleanup and California Coastal Cleanup Day, this event focuses on removing trash and restoring the health of the Mighty Kern throughout Sequoia National Forest.

The Cleanup kicks off Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week, established in 2015 to highlight the importance of the Sierra Nevada Region to the entire state. More than 60% of California's developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada and millions of visitors travel to the Sierras to hike, camp, and sightsee. Whether you think of Tahoe, Yosemite, Mammoth, or the Giant Sequoias — the Sierras connect us all.

For more information and a map to the picnic site, please visit

Unity of the Community Cruise In

The Outlets of Tejon will host a Unity of the Community Cruise In & Car Show on Saturday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a car show to support unity in the car community and will bring clubs from different cities together in one place. The family friendly day will include a lot of fun cars, food, vendors, live music, and raffle items.

Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased at

Fashion Show for a Good Cause

Enjoy an afternoon of exceptional style at The Mission at Kern County's annual fashion show, Meet Me in Paris VII, on Saturday, September 11, at 10 a.m. at 821 E. 21st Street. This premier fundraising event will help benefit the Lee & Krystyna Jamieson Recovery Home for Women and Children, a 24-hour temporary care facility in Kern County.

This event sells out every year, so make sure to get your tickets early. Tickets are $50 Live or $30 for a Virtual option, and each one helps a good cause. For more information, please visit

Lace'n It Up 5K Fun Run and Celebration Walk

Dress in pink or wear your favorite Links for Life gear to kick off Paint the Town Pink and Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, October 2, at 8:30 a.m. at The Park at Riverwalk, 11298 Stockdale Highway. Participants for the 2021 Links for Life Lace'n It Up 5K Fun Run and Celebration Walk can complete it anywhere during the month of October.

Proceeds benefit local families dealing with cancer including funding diagnostic services such as mammograms, providing wigs or head coverings at its two boutique locations, and nutrition services with grocery support. You can help spread awareness by sharing posts to social media with #LIU2021 and #supportlinksforlife. Registration packages are available at

For more information, please visit

Liberty High School Varsity Football Team Invited to Play NorCal Honor Bowl

Liberty High School's Varsity Football team has been invited to participate in the 10th Annual Honor Bowl in Northern California, presented by the San Francisco 49ers. Under the direction of Head Coach Bryan Nixon, Liberty will play against Clayton Valley High School on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. This year, the 2021 Honor Bowl and its 18-team, nine-game, two-region format will feature patriotic events pre-game and during halftime on Saturday during the North California Finale.

The Honor Bowl is recognized as one of America's finest high school football showcases. It is organized by the Honor Group, Inc., a Sacramento-based nonprofit founded in 2013 by two high school football coaches and a Gold Star mother whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan. The Honor Group, Inc. educates students, coaches, and the community about patriotism while raising money for veterans.

"Through our partnership with the Honor Bowl, we have seen first-hand the benefits of connecting high school football players with military veterans," says 49ers General Manager John Lynch. "In addition to sharing many important principles with the 49ers, such as youth development and honoring military service, the Honor Bowl provides high school football players with an opportunity to compete at a high level while learning more about the sacrifice our military members and their families make for this country. We're excited for this year's match ups and the opportunity to support a great organization."

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