Mountain rescue group to be honored

Mountain rescue group to be honoredThe China Lake Mountain Rescue Group will be honored on Saturday, April 6, at Bakersfield Jet Center by Loy’s Aviation, 1601 Skyway Dr., Bakersfield, at the Red Cross Real Heroes Event.

Each year, the American Red Cross Kern Chapter presents the Red Cross Real Heroes Celebration to honor residents of Kern County who have acted courageously and selflessly in a time of emergency.

Often at great risk and sacrifice to their own personal safety, comfort, and well-being, these individuals have acted heroically by reaching out to help others in times of need, or have helped make our community better for all of us through their acts of service.

The 2012 heroes include a large group of CLMRG “Fire Rescue Heroes.” Watch for more in a subsequent article.

This year’s event will have a 1940s vintage theme, will start with cocktails and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner and presentation of heroes at 7 p.m. and dancing and celebration at 8:30 p.m.

For information about tickets, call 661-324-6427, ext. 15, or e-mail holly.arnold@redcross.org. For sponsorship info see www.redcross.org/news/event/Kern-Chapter-Real-Heroes-Dinner.

Story First Published: 2013-04-03