Jan Bond chosen 2013 Fair Honoree
Each year, the Evergreen State Fair honors an individual or family who has contributed significant personal time and energy toward the improvement and betterment of the annual fair. Their efforts can be focused in a specific area of exhibition or toward the overall function of the Fair. The fair honoree is recognized for his/her work and accomplishments at the opening day ceremony for the Evergreen State Fair.
Unanimously voted by the Fair Advisory Board and announced at the fair kick-off dinner on March 12, Jan Bond was honored as the 2013 Fair Honoree.
Jan began volunteering with Snohomish County 4-H when her children were young. They grew up, and Jan is still involved – 47 years later!
Jan’s volunteerism started in 1966 when her daughters wanted to learn how to care for horses. Then, when her daughters wanted to show cats, she started a 4-H Cat Program - including how to show them. Until then, no cat program existed for 4-H in Washington, so she wrote the program. Jan has been teaching performing arts for more than 30 years and two of her children, Lori Pehling and Robert Bond remain active as 4-H leaders and are involved in performing arts activities.
In 2011, Jan was inducted into Washington State University’s 4H Hall of Fame.
Jan and her husband live in Clearview where they raised their three children.