2008 Family Favorites Awards
THE RESULTS ARE IN!
We here at Kern County Family Magazine asked you, our readers, what people, places, and services you find fun, interesting, cool, unique, and best-deal-for-your-dollar.
Thank you for your overwhelming response to this question. The survey has been tabulated and the winners are in. We allowed one ballot per family and a minimum of 30 categories had to be completed to be eligible.
Congratulations to all of our 2008 Kern County Family Favorite Award winners in categories ranging from travel to ice cream to doctors.
Throughout our printed version of Kern County Family Magazine, look for the "Family Favorites" seal where businesses have acknowledged a "thank you" for
allowing them to be part of your lives and honoring them with this award.
These awards prove that Bakersfield truly is "life as it should be."
- VAUN THYGERSON
FUN & TRAVEL
Family Day Trip: California Living Museum (CALM)
In-State Travel Destination: Disneyland and Pismo Beach (tied)
Live Theatre Performances: Gaslight Melodrama Theatre
Local Festival Destination: Kern County Fair
Ski & Snowboard Resort: Mammoth
Birthday Cakes Bakery: Smith's Bakeries
Jump House Company: AC Bounces and More
Party Entertainer: The Amazing Jimbo
Party Location (other than home): Pump It Up
Kids Clothes: JM's
Kids Shoes: Terri's Stride Rite Shoes
Maternity/Consignment Store: Baby Sightings
Shopping Center/Mall: Valley Plaza Mall
Toy Store: Toys R Us
FITNESS & BEAUTY
Beauty Salon: Endless Summer
Family Health Club/Gym: Body Exchange Sports Club
Kids Hair Cuts: Cool Cuts 4 Kids
Spa/Massaget: Krystal Bond at Baby Sightings
Dentist: Charles M. Lee DDS
Family Doctor: Dr. Kubo
Hospital or Clinic: Mercy Southwest
Ob-Gyn: Frank Ynostroza, M.D.
Optometrist: Dr. Morton
Orthodontist:Dr. Montano and Dr. Hall (tied)
Pediatrician: Sze Ho, M.D.
Veterinarian: Graig Hammans, DVM
Grocery Store: Trader Joe's
Ice Cream Place: Dewar's Ice Cream
Kid-Friendly Restaurant: John's Incredible Pizza
Pizza Delivery/Eat-In: Dominoes Pizza
Place for Farm Fresh Produce: Farmer's Market
Arts & Crafts Classes: Beverly's Fabrics; taught by Amy
Baby/Toddler Program: My Gym
Dance School: American Kids
Drama Program: Spotlight Theatre
Gymnastics Program: American Kids Sports Center
Horseback Riding Lessons: Rankin Ranch
Indoor Play Center: Pump It Up
Martial Arts: Kern Karate Federation
Music Teacher/School: Mr. Scudder
Sports Program: (NOR) Recreation & Park District
Summer Day Camp: YMCA
HOME & GARDEN
Carpet Cleaning: D&R Janitorial
Furniture Store: Mor Furniture
Garden Center/Nurser: Robby's Nursery & Landscape
Home Improvement Store: Home Depot
House Cleaning Service: Reina's Janitorial
Pest Contro: Bank's Pest Control
Bank/Credit Union: Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
Car Repair Shop: Eye Street Automotive
Car Dealership: Bill Wright Toyota
Real Estate Services: Remax/Scott Reynolds