Ted and Rhonda Fischer, not unlike her Davenport and Guerin relatives, have been longtime supporters of the Coos County Fair & Rodeo and Coos County 4-H program.
Rhonda’s Davenport grandparents were 4-H leaders for 50+ years and her grandfather served on the fair board for over 3 decades. Rhonda took her first Jersey calf to the fair at three years old and showed Jerseys for several years before switching to horses in high school. Rhonda's lifetime of fair involvement, being a 4-H Alumni, along with 35 years as a 4-H leader in Coos and Douglas Counties has drawn Ted into the fair family too.
Being active with the 4-H program has kept them both busy at countywide events like the Spaghetti Feed and Ag Fest. Rhonda has served in many capacities on the 4-H Association Board of Directors and is now the representative to the fair board.
Over the last 20 years they have both helped with the Coos Youth Auction program and Rhonda served on the auction board for 18 years. Even though they are no longer on the auction board, Ted and Rhonda plan to continue to help where needed, in order to keep the program growing in Coos County.
Both of the Fischers feel that it is important to help when you can, which led Ted to spend countless hours working on the smaller livestock barn while it was being built. Watching the growth at the fairgrounds is exciting and they can’t wait to see this next phase, once complete.
Ted and Rhonda met and married while Ted was serving in the Army. After living in Washington and Alaska, they returned to Oregon and spent 5 years in Glide before returning home to Myrtle Point. They have 3 grown daughters, 2 are also 4-H Alumni and were quite involved in fair happenings. April, the youngest, is also a 4-H leader, just finishing her 9th year. Rhonda works for the Coos County OSU Extension Service and Ted works with the Myrtle Point School District. They enjoy spending time at their home, working with their small herd of animals and gardening. Although they are no longer actively involved in raising meat animals, in the past they raised sheep, goats, beef and rabbits. With country life there is always something to keep you busy and they wouldn't have it any other way.