EDITOR: I am Sarah Burke. I'm 10 years old, and my family and I have gone to the Harvest Fair every year since I was born. I am very upset that there won't be a Harvest Fair any longer. I looked forward to it as much as my birthday, and now it's being taken away.
Have you ever had something very special? Well, what if someone took it away? How would you feel? My Auntie Lu made something almost every year for the art gallery. I even entered once. My best friend and I have grape-stomped twice, and we had hoped to carry on the tradition.
The Harvest Fair was for families, but now it will only be for grown-ups. It is going to lose a lot of people. I may only be 10 years old, but I know it will be missed by more people than the fair board realizes.
Kids and water
EDITOR: There is one element in this fluoride discussion that I haven't seen addressed. How many in the disadvantaged population in Sonoma County actually drink tap water? Perhaps social workers or doctors who work with this population have some insight. If parents aren't able to make sure their kids regularly brush their teeth, are they going to make sure they drink tap water?
I gave all of my children fluoride tablets when they were young. I am not anti-fluoride. But I know how hard it is to get any child to drink water rather than juice, milk or sugary drinks.