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SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ As a small thank you for their brav- ery and heroism not only dur- ing last year’s fires but every day; active members of law en- forcement, firefighters and first responder units are granted free Fair admission on August 6 and 7. The Sonoma County Fair is honored to announce “First Responder Days” at the Fair as a community celebration to thank our local heroes in uni- form. Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, Au- gust 7 the Fair will honor all First Respond- ers with a spe- cial promotion in

partnership with Lucky Supermarkets. “The Sonoma County Fair, Lucky Super- markets, KZST


cial exhibit, “Sonoma Spirit- A Gathering of First Respond- ers and Community Support” which will display information and equipment from First Re- sponder organizations for all 11 days of the Fair in the Gar- den Building. Other buildings around the grounds will house a 1938 42’ Quad Fire Truck and a Horse Drawn Steamer from the 1900s.

All First Re- sponders will be required to show proof of ID at the gate for admis- sion and ride coupon. Offer does not in- clude admis- sion for fami- ly members or dependents of first respond- ers. To pur- chase tickets,

and Butler

Amusements have come to- gether to say thank you to the first responders who worked tirelessly

the Octo-

ber wildfires.” said Fair CEO, Becky Bartling. “This partner- ship created First Responder days on Monday August 6 and Tuesday August 7 where these heroes will receive free entry to the Fair and a free ride on the ‘Farris’ Wheel.” In addition to free general ad- mission, all First Responders will receive a free ride on the ‘Farris’ Wheel on August 6 and August 7 thanks to KZST and Butler Amusements. When asked about First Re- sponder Days, KZST Radio Host, Brent Farris said, “I re- member sitting in the KZST studio with the wild fire flames licking at our back door. We thought KZST was a “gone- er”..... until First Responders showed up! KZST is pleased to be a part of First Responder Days of free admission and free Farris wheel rides at the Fair!” The Fair will also feature a spe-

visit a nearby Lucky Super- market or the Fair Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased online at SonomaCountyFair. com.

Join in a “Salute to He- roes” at this summer’s Sonoma County Fair from August 2 to August 12! In addition to trib- utes to the many heroes of So- noma County, visitors to the Fair will find all the makings for a fun-filled family outing. A floral tribute to the beauty of Sonoma County, free enter- tainment and tasty fair foods are just the beginning.

From the exhibit buildings filled with your neighbors’ works of art to the livestock in the barns; from the cheering horse race fans to the screams of excitement in the carnival, the Fair has something for ev- eryone. For details, visit So- or call (707) 545-4200. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with the fun. See you at the Fair!

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SONOMA COUNTY FAIR Upbeat Times in Kona, Hawaii!

Weird Facts & Trivia - 6

The traveling carnival began in America in the late 1800’s as a result of improved trans- portation and technology.

The USA’s first state fair was held in Syracuse, New York in September of 1841.

The first World’s Fair was held in 1851 in England at London’s Crystal Palace. The fair exhibited American machinery of the Industrial Revolution.

Nora Gonzalez and I met at the Kona Isle in Kona, Ha- waii in November 2014 and became immediate friends. 3 years later we hooked up again with our favorite magazine, Upbeat Times. This is Nora Gonzalez and I standing on the lanai of the Kona Isle. I live in Anchorage, Alaska and Nora lives in Petaluma, California.~ Sandra Wanner

Zak Zaikine:

A Whimsical Sonoma County Artist!

The first time that fairgoers ate hot dogs and ice cream as they walked along the midway was during the Saint Louis World’s Fair in 1904, thus coining these two foods as the world’s first “fast foods”.

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