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cover photoCongratulations to Grounded & Surrounded Contributor, Sarah Koontz, for being featured on the cover of the Summer 2016 edition of Black Hills Parent Magazine.  Click here to see the digital version. Be sure to check out her article on page 12 and recipe on page 45!

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