Left image: Friends,
Neighbors, Veterans gather to watch the new sign installed.
SoCal Veterans Campground owner Adam Brown
Right image: San
Bernardino County Fire Unit #98 located at Angelus Oaks is
Paid Firefighter Phil
Lattuca, Lisa Comnick and Robert Follett
It was a beautiful warm November Sunday morning,
an adventurous team of three: Suzi Sands, Randy Vanos of Sugarloaf and Big Bear
Lake News Editor, E T Russell, as they found their destination near Angelus
Oaks, and State Route 38.
Other than the experience of the forest and its
rugged mountain terrain in the San Bernardino Mountains, the three were invited
to the dedication of a camping area especially for the use of military Veterans,
by Adam Brown owner of the property and coordinator/planner Keri Leigh.
The excitement mounted as three San Bernardino County
Fire Unit #98 stationed at Angelus Oaks, arrived to punctuate the ribbon
cutting ceremony for the first SoCal Veterans Park in the San Bernardino County
mountains. Just prior to the ceremony, Adam and his daughter gave a brief dissertation about
respect for U.S. Veterans and how Adam and his team want to give back by this property
dedication. The Sunday dedication ceremony was significant as a
commemoration to honor the local area’s heroes.
Brown and Leigh also shared hopes and dreams
for future expansions on the rustic 22.9-acre site. A gorgeous redwood crafted
sign was erected by Keri Leigh, Richard Pena, Jen Leigh Pena and Adam
Brown. During the day’s event, guests were served a plethora of tasty food
prepared by the accommodated staff, as they dined in the outdoor mountain
atmosphere. An extra treat was the guitar band that played throughout the day
with Stephanie on percussion, Bob and Eric on guitar. Guests thoroughly enjoyed the artistry of
Angelus Oaks professional’s handcrafts, offered by Bessy, Dominick and Amy
Ray. A tiny patriot dressed in his red shoes and shirt did not miss a
beat, as he danced his way into the hearts of all!
Those who strolled around the campground
acreage, learned of the well delineated paths through the forested areas, as
they lead into the open community area. Keri Leigh was most informative
about the future proposal of the property, as she welcomed visiting Veterans
and patriots. Regis Duncan presented Adam Brown with an especially
hand-crafted Bird House, to be displayed at the entrance of SoCal Veterans Campgrounds.
Continue to check here at: http://www.bigbearlake.net/The-Serving for
information and updates on the progress
of the property and interest of support, as well as donating to the
Written by Suzi Sands Vanos of Sugarloaf 11-2021