2023 Grand Marshals

Ed and MaryAnne Kreutzer

The Kreutzers

The Coos County Fair & Rodeo is pleased to announce that Ed and MaryAnne Kreutzer are our 2023 Grand Marshals! They will be our guest at the Fair’s Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday 7/25 at the flag pole at 11:00 a.m. Please join us in congratulating them as we open our 2023 Coos County Fair & Rodeo. They will also be our Grand Marshals in the downtown Myrtle Point Parade on Sat. 7/29 at 10:00 a.m.

Anyone who has been involved with the Coos County Fair & Rodeo has met or heard of Ed and MaryAnne. Both of them, along with their children, have been involved in all facets of the fair, from Ed being a past fair manager and MaryAnne organizing the first Milk Drinking contest. Ed’s claim to fame is he won the Apple Pie Contest and MaryAnne (the cooker; baker; canner of the family), has only been Runner up.

They have both been 4-H Leaders in Twin Oaks 4-H clubs when their children were members and stayed on to support the club once their kids aged out. They served on the 4-H Leader’s Association as board members. MaryAnne was the founder of the 4-H annual Spaghetti Feed using her original recipe. 2023 is Ed’s 50th year as an exhibitor, he first entered exhibits in 1973! In 2005 Ed won the Master Exhibitor title. Along with once being fair manager, he served on the fair board several times, and he has also been the poultry barn superintendent several times through the years. He also served on the State Fair Board. Both MaryAnne and Ed are members of the Coos-Curry pioneer families. They had working dairies, sheep, beef, and poultry. MaryAnne was the Canning Queen for 3 years and won the Bread Making contest. She was heavily involved in Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers helping teach many of the classes.

Their love of agriculture and producing quality products has motivated them to support the fair and 4-H for so many years, They have a legacy of teaching these important skills to our youth. When Ed worked at the feed stores he continued to support the fair by being a sponsor and donor. If there is a kid in the barn that has a question, he stops and answers and teaches them.

Ed and MaryAnne, along with their daughter, Deborah, are embarking on a wholesale nursery and continue being involved in the Southwestern Rose Society. They still help maintain the rose garden on the fair grounds and they still pay it forward with the fair.