2016 Grand Marshals – Vicki and Ken Robison
Vicki and Ken Robison are no strangers to the Coos county Fair. They have always enjoyed attending the fair and when their children, Stacey and Lalori, were old enough to join 4-H in 1978 the adventure began. The family spent many years as exhibitors with the Twin Oaks 4-H club and later as leaders in the Arago Livestock 4-H Club from 1984 - 1990. Since that time Ken and Vicki have supported the 4-H program and the fair through awards, donating to the pig scramble, participating in the annual livestock auction and exhibiting their antique tractors. The highlight of recent years has been watching their grandchildren's time in the 4-H and auction program.
Ken received his first tractor from the Sinko family in the mid 90's. Ken's uncle was the original owner. Restoring that tractor was beginning of the family collection that is now enjoyed year after year by fairgoers.
Vicki is a descendant of the Strain family of Coos and Curry Counties. When she married Ken Robison in 1964 she joined another large family from Coos County. After spending a few years in the Army, Ken worked 35 years as a millwright for Roseburg Forest Products, retiring in 2005. Vicki has spent her years not only caring for the family but serving her community as a 45 year member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
The Coos County Fair and Rodeo patrons have greatly benefited from their endless support and we are proud to have these deserving people as the Grand Marshals for this year's fair.
2013 Grand Marshals – Mel and Kristie Vaughn
||Mel Vaughn has given many years of service and volunteer hours to the Coos County Fair and Rodeo dating back to the 1960s. Mel and his family moved to Coos County in 1960 and in the same year he began showing cows at the fair as a member of FFA. And showed horses in WHO and SWOHA He joined the Coos County Mounted Sherriff's Posse, after returning from Vietnam, and served with them from 1967 through 1971. In 1971, Glen Gulstrom asked Mel to become the horse superintendant and to serve on the fair board and rodeo committees. Of course he agreed. In that time he served in many different roles. He was a part of the Fair Court Committee in the 80's and 90's, horse superintendant for a number of years, served as President of the Fair Board for two years, was a 4-H leader and acted as chair of the rodeo committee for 39 years. Mel retired in 2005, from Bridgestone/Firestone, after working for 40 years and is enjoying his free time with his family. He has passed along his love for the fair to his three daughters, his grandchildren and his great grandchild. His wife, daughters and granddaughters have also participated in the fair as a past fair queen, 4-H members, committee members and volunteers.