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John and Diane Peavey - an Idaho power couple who have enhanced education, natural resources policy

Carey, ID

Many miles north of Carey, Idaho, there's a perfect little knoll that provides an expansive view of the Flat Top Ranch.

Nestled in the foothills of the Pioneer Mountains, the Flat Top Ranch is home to John and Diane Josephy Peavey, a dynamic power couple who have made a big impact on the state's political and educational landscape. They founded and participate in the popular Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Ketchum, held every year in October, as one example of their contribution to Idaho.

During the Trailing of the Sheep Festival in October, a record crowd showed up to see more than 1,000 sheep move through Main Street in Ketchum following a colorful parade of Basque and Peruvian dancers and musicians.

"We came over to pick up wool, and pick up art," says Pat Itzen of Kent, Washington, who visited Ketchum with her sisters from Boise and the Pacific Northwest. "This is just a wonderful thing. I've never seen the sheep run; so I want to see the sheep."

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