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12A Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 Portola Reporter I111 ...... i I Plumas-Sierra County Fair board members stand behind a beautiful rolling butcher block custom built cabinet outside the Mineral Building. Erik Roosenschoon, owner of Rose Island Cabinets of Portola, donated the portable "kitchen." Pictured are directors Tom Joyce {left), Thelma Olson, Marci Johnson, Barbara Butterfield, Kenny Chance and Susan Neer. Board members are donating lots of time and energy toward making the fair a success. Photos by Laura Beaton $1699. Includes sofa, Ioveseat, tables and 2 lamps 7 Includes sofa, Ioveseat, 3 tables and 2 lamps 8 Piece Group $1299 Includes sofa, Ioveseat, chair, 3 tables and 2 lamps Piece Group $1388 Includes sofa, Ioveseat, 3 tables and 2 amps NO INTEREST WITH PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHS!* L A I  o Y i "The Magic of Country Living" includes this garden near the fairgrounds main entrance. The magic is set to begin next week Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com "The Magic of Court,trY Living" is this year's fair theme, and Fair Manager John Steffanic was excited to show off the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds to seven board members and county supervisors Jon Kennedy and Lori Simpson July 25. The Fair runs Aug. 8 - 12. Steffanic directed a tour of the grounds from the "train," driven by longtime employee Oran Morrison, that took rid- ers to view some of the many special fair features strategi- cally placed over nearly the entire fairgrounds. The Fair Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the corner of Main Street and Lindan in downtown Quincy. Events include a free Fri- day concert by Ryan Steven- son, Bull Ride Smackdown, the carnival, Enduro, Red- neck Water Park, Kidland!, Swan Brothers Circus, teen dance, Cow Plop Drop, Bub- ble Fun and lots of food ven- dors. Contests such as Oreo stacking, donut eating and apple peeling will take place. 4-H exhibits, including the Salsa Shack, a demon- stration garden and kitchen, will entice fairgoers to learn and enjoy. Steffanic praised Mimi Hall and the Health Depart- ment as a model of govern- ment cooperation for using thousands of dollars ob- tained from grants to collab- orate with the fair in educat- ing the public about healthy living and the perils of smok- ing and drinking. Exhibits at the Art Barn are being orchestrated by Portola and Quincy high school art teacher Danielle DeBoever, and dedicated in memory of Howard Heyden, a tireless volunteer who passed away last October. Stet'fanic also reported on the High Sierra Music Festi- val. Peak attendance was es- timated at 12,000 people. There was no major damage done and the festival was deemed low-impact. Board director Barbara Butterfield, finance commit- tee chairwoman, gave the fi- nancial report. There were no surprises amidst these current times of economic struggle. Everyone is work- ing hard to make ends meet and doing a good job of it. Fair vendor slots are near- ly sold out, and community businesses and residents have donated generously to support the long-standing tradition of county fairs. Come on down and check it out! Exquisite Lighti Carp00ets ng Hardwood/ Laminate Flooring Hunter Douglas I1-... J_ ......... .... Upcoming Events TAPAS Tuesday, August 14 Bar/Deck Special Menu 69 pm Great Dance Band! Saturday August 11: Trash Gordon 9:30 pm 'til closing, $5 cover. FREE to dinner guests. Wine Dinners Qup6 Vineyards, Friday, August 10 Tres Sabores Winery, Friday, August 31 Please call for reservations 836-1111 Complimentary shuttle service home on request. 402 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle Visit: www.plumaspinesgol f.com