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News: 02/15/2018

Kenwood School sixth graders to perform at Big Heart Awards

The Kenwood Education Foundation’s Big Heart Awards will take place on March 9 at Deerfield Ranch Winery, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Big Heart honors local people who have contributed their time and energy to support our community and its children in ways both large and small.

In the wake of last October’s wildfires, this year’s Big Heart event seems especially meaningful. The event will honor four local “unsung heroes” who worked tirelessly and selflessly to help our town make it through that difficult time: Pat Kerrigan of KSRO Radio, Aspen Mayers and Mike Scheffer of Swede’s Feeds, and Steve Marshall of Marshall’s Garage. 

Through her work as host at radio station KSRO, Pat Kerrigan was a voice of calm throughout the crisis. Aspen Mayers and Mike Scheffer of Swede’s Feeds helped out by opening up their store to anyone in need, making it easy for rescuers to access supplies for animals. And Steve Marshall of Marshall’s Garage worked behind the scenes to maintain vehicles for first responders and locals who stayed to help. Our community is so grateful to these big hearted people for their commitment and dedication.

Kenwood School principal Bob Bales will emcee the event, and the school’s sixth grade class will sing “We Are the World” at the gathering. The sixth graders also performed this song at the school holiday concert last December wearing their “Sonoma Strong” t-shirts, and there was not a dry eye in the house.

Diana Wolfe, the school’s culinary director, is handling catering with help from the sixth graders. The night will feature a cocktail menu of hearty appetizers and snacks. Deerfield Ranch Winery will offer wines for sale by the glass and bottle, with a portion of the proceeds donated back to the foundation. Thank you to Bob, Diana and Deerfield Ranch Winery for their generous support.

Tickets to the Big Heart Awards are $30 per person. This event sells out, so buy yours soon. Tickets are available online at If you’d like to pay with cash or check, you can purchase tickets in the Kenwood School office.

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