The Erskine Fire started on June 23rd and lasted into July. It burned approximately 48,000 acres in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County. This fire cost over $23,000,000 to fight. The Bakersfield Elks Lodge No. 266 donated $1,016 to the Kern River Valley Elks Lodge No. 2358 for their fire relief efforts in their community.
Pictured above – Bakersfield Lodge’s Secretary Bill Wilson, Inner Guard Patty Wilson, Loyal Knight Theresa Werling and Esquire Dick Werling handing the check to PER J. Dean Schroeder and Leading Knight Jack Sparks of the Kern River Valley Elks Lodge.