LOS MOLINOS — The race for Honorary Los Molinos Mayor is on with three residents stepping ahead to compete for the title through which the winner is decided by the individual bringing in essentially the most cash by means of fundraisers, which go to assist the Fourth of July parade and different actions.
Candidates embrace Ashley Weston from the 2019 race who’s joined by Jamie Karnes and Angie Lamb.
Jamie Karnes: who was born in 1962 to Bill and Anna Karnes, was raised in Los Molinos and is the youngest of six kids. Karnes is the custodian on the Los Molinos Veterans Memorial Hall. He enjoys studying and exploring our native History, watching and educating his two granddaughters the various values of life. Karnes encourages anybody and everybody to take part in neighborhood occasions. He has fond recollections of the parade and play day held as a part of the Los Molinos Fourth of July occasions in his youthful days.
Angie Lamb: is a 50-year-old long-time Los Molinos resident, having lived within the city since 1991. She is married to former Honorary Los Molinos Mayor Brian Lamb. The couple has two kids, Dallas and Megan. Lamb, who works at Blue Shield of California, mentioned Los Molinos is a good neighborhood and each of her kids have grown up taking part within the play day yearly. She is worked up to be running for Mayor in a 12 months that has been something however regular, Lamb mentioned.
Ashley Weston: is sort of 30-years-old and was born in Red Bluff and raised in Los Molinos. Los Molinos is “really a great community and I really love the way we all come together”, Weston mentioned. 2020 has been a troublesome 12 months with issues being canceled and she mentioned she is completely satisfied to have the ability to run within the honorary mayor’s race once more to assist increase cash for the neighborhood and future occasions, Weston works at Crossland’s 6 Gas Station in Los Molinos and mentioned the Crossland household have been unbelievable supporters of her marketing campaign.
The Los Molinos Chamber of Commerce has been getting ready for the annual Fourth of July Parade, which continues to be within the works, Board Member Bryan Fox mentioned. However, it could not look fairly the identical. That will depend upon the place the state is at in re-opening, he mentioned.
In hopes that the parade will nonetheless be allowed to go as deliberate, the Los Molinos Chamber board voted in April to set a theme of Los Molinos United with a sub-theme of Christmas in July.
“We have fully backed the social distancing and at this point don’t know where things will be at on (July) 4th,” Fox mentioned on the assembly in April. “We are moving forward as planned and we will respect whatever the stated guidelines are at that time. We will do them.”
The chamber had hoped to do the luau, however has canceled the occasion, which had been deliberate for June 26. The parade will nonetheless be going down, however the chamber is engaged on a plan B and might be making any modifications which may be wanted between now and then, Fox mentioned.
The Christmas in July theme is as a result of Christmas is a time of 12 months that’s uplifting, Fox mentioned. It additionally ties into the fundraiser the chamber is engaged on with a objective of shopping for LED lights to interchange strands of Christmas lights the group places up alongside State Route 99E in the course of the holidays.
If the parade is ready to nonetheless be held, Fox is hoping for the neighborhood to take part in it, nevertheless it ends up wanting, he mentioned.
“We hope the whole community will come out,” Fox mentioned. “We want all the kids, the high school bands to march, floats, animals, kids on bikes.”
The board voted to call Barbara Ochs because the Grand Marshal and Terry Owen because the parade’s VIP. Others main the parade are but to be decided as determined by the Honorary Mayor’s Race, which kicked off May 9.
While there is probably not as many fundraisers as regular, the mayor’s race nonetheless has alternatives for donations, which incorporates jars set out at Nu-Way Market. Money might be counted at midday July 1.
Information on any modifications for the parade might be posted at losmochamber.com and the chamber’s Facebook web page.