This year’s Ohio State Fair included several special appearances by Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine. As First Lady, Mrs. DeWine’s focus is helping Ohio’s children and families, particularly with programs that support early childhood literacy, promote child nutrition, and help maintain healthy families.
Cooking at the Taste of Ohio Café
First Lady Fran DeWine and other special guests made fresh, healthy pizzas in the Taste of Ohio Café, at the Ohio Proud Kitchen, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. A few children assisted Mrs. DeWine in grinding wheat, as she talked about how wheat can be made into dough. A limited number of kids got to make their own pizza at no cost, while Mrs. DeWine demonstrated the process.
Reading at the Bricker Building
First Lady Fran DeWine read to children at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ booth in the Bricker Building.