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Mary Leighton and her brother, Chuck Sandoz, pose for a photograph with some of the farms’ product, cherry jam and cherry juice. Both are prepared and bottled in a commercial kitchen at the farm on Mill Creek Road.

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Brother, sister named royalty

Mary Leighton said she plans to dress up for her role as this year’s Cherry Festival Queen Anne, but her brother, Chuck Sandoz, named King Bing, said, “I’m not.” The duo came into town for an interview the other day, taking a brief break from working at Sandoz Farm, a Mill Creek operation that’s been in the family since 1880. Asked how they got selected for this year’s royalty, Sandoz said, “I treat it like it’s jury duty. You kind of get called sooner or later.”

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