Judy and Richard Debatin were long-time contributors to the Bond County Fair.
Judy passed away last December 10 after serving 19 years as fair secretary so this is the first fair in two decades without her.
Before his death in 2010, Richard was very involved in preparing the fairgrounds for the fair, doing all the grass mowing.
Fair Board President Craig Woker said the fair board has honored the Debatins with a commemorative, engraved stone monument near the entrance to the Community Building.
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Board member Adrienne Eilers is serving as fair secretary for the 2019 edition.