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At Malheur County Fair, the scone tradition continues

Volunteers help out at a fair favorite, St. Paul Lutheran Church’s Heavenly Scones stand. From left: Tamara Cates, Linda Erlebach, Shari DePauw, Raeshelle Meyer and Jan Dinsmore. Top right: Fairgoers can choose from a vast array of toppings including butter and cinnamon sugar. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – Walk into the Malheur County Fair and turn right. Follow your nose for the smell of fried dough, or keep strolling past the booths until you see the sign: “SCONES.” 

If you’re expecting dainty little pastries studded with cranberries, you’re in for a surprise. At the Malheur County Fair, scones are fried and they come as big as your head. 

And they aren’t just any scones. These are Heavenly Scones, so no need to feel guilty about eating them.

Linda Erlebach’s mother . . .