Smokey turns 75

Photos by Ashleigh Bartlett // Kern Valley Sun

The community came together at the Kern River Ranger District Office in Kernville on Friday, August 9, to celebrate the 75th birthday of Smokey Bear. Top, Kern River Conservancy Executive Director Gary Ananian (left) and Keepers of the Kern Co-Founder Barbara Hinkey (right) smile with the birthday boy.
Middle, volunteers administer temporary Smokey tattoos for the young attendees. Bottom, one excited participant waves from the inside of a USFS fire truck.