Each year the Wish Tree program provides a way for generous souls to help make local childrenâ€™s holiday wishes come true. The deadline to help fulfill those dreams this Christmas is approaching fast â€“ Monday â€“ and there are still plenty of children in need.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Wish Trees around Inyo County were still filled with bulbs, actually ornament-shaped slips of paper with a childâ€™s age and gender along with a small wish list from income-eligible families and children.
Film and television commercial producers continue to pump money into the local economy thanks to Inyo Countyâ€™s unique and not-so-unique surroundings.
Mule Days organizers have signed veteran country music star Terri Clark to headline the eventâ€™s 2012 concert.
Clark is set to follow in the footsteps of country-music legends and past Mule Days entertainers Neal McCoy, the late Chris Ledoux, Michael Martin Murphy and Blake Shelton when she takes the stage in the Mike Boothe Memorial Arena at the Tri-County Fairgrounds this May.
The concert is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, May 24.
Tickets for the concert and all Mule Days events go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Bishop Mule Days Office, 1141 N. Main St.
John Val Clark
John Val Clark was born Aug. 11, 1948 in Bishop. He and his family lived in June Lake for several years before moving to Bishop. John grew up hunting and fishing in the Owens Valley with his grandfather, brothers and friends.