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Windsor Green full of Father's Day fun

  • Three-year-old Freddie Gonzalez plays on a mini-excavator while his father George Gonzalez looks on during the Windsor Kiwanis Father's Day Breakfast and Dad's Tractor Show in Windsor, California, on June 15, 2014. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

With pancakes on the griddle and a row of tractors for the kids to climb on, Sunday was a good day to be a dad in Windsor.

On the Windsor Town Green, next to the weekly Sunday Farmer's Market, three-generation family groups were everywhere.

Some clans were starting their day at the Kiwanis Club of Windsor pancake breakfast, which was set up to serve flapjacks, ham and eggs to several hundred people.

Katy Fogel, 26, and her finance, Brent Davis, 29, both of Windsor, each brought their parents to breakfast.

"We're clones of our dads," said Fogel. Her father, Brent Fogel of Santa Rosa, said his plan for the day was to "goof off."

"We pretty much have the same hobbies," said Davis of his own dad. "We go fishing and hunting."

The families gathering at the Windsor Town Green had plans for the rest of the day that ranged from paddling down the Russian River to watching the Giants on TV.

Several groups had started their day before dawn, watching the balloons lift off for the Sonoma Hot Air Balloon Classic at Windsor's Keiser Park.

"We got up at 4 a.m., but it was fun. There were lots of balloons," said Quayd Stewart, 11.

The boy came to breakfast with his grandparents and his parents, Koy and Melissa Stewart of Santa Rosa.


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