It’s that time of year again. We’re still three months away from the big weekend, but work has begun in preparation of Whiskey Flat Days 2023. The Kernville Chamber is looking for Mayor Candidates (with a deadline to enter of December 7), there is a Whiskey Flat Days art theme contest with the deadline of Nov. 11, a theme of “Gunsmoke and Petticoats”.

This year, once Mayor Candidates have been announced, I ask that they contact me to provide a simple profile including the cause they are supporting. They will also be encouraged to exchange banter as had been done in previous years in the Kern Valley Sun, and to give a list of their events. They may also provide links to online donations, if available.

I am also building a store section to buy souvenirs from local (and only local) merchants. These items will be purchased directly from the merchants, similar to Amazon. Ideally, this would involve shipping from one location to reduce the cost of shipping multiple items.