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Smith: A fair time to honor Saralee Kunde

A mini-Sonoma County Fair will spring to life Tuesday outside the chambers of the Board of Supervisors.

The supes have declared "Saralee Day" as tribute to the effervescent and almost unstoppable woman who lived to promote local agriculture and its bounty and to champion young people intent on working the land.

Saralee McClelland Kunde was only 66 when she died of cancer Jan. 26.

On Tuesday, kids in 4-H and FFA will bring farm animals to the parking lot at County Center and Administration drives at 11 a.m. There will be games and prizes at a small, traveling fair.

About 11:30, county supervisors and others will recall Saralee's gifts and declare her forever an honorary director of the fair she so loved.

Lunch will follow, then everyone will do what the guest of honor would have done. Get back to work.

Happy Saralee Day.

FAWNS ARE COMING and 93-year-old wonder Marjorie Davis and her crew at Wildlife Fawn Rescue are gearing up for another busy season.

In these parts, spindly, spotted baby deer are caught in fences, orphaned, taken ill, injured by vehicles or picked up by well-intentioned folks who often conclude mistakenly that they've been abandoned by their mothers.


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