RACINE — The Big Bend Farm Antique Club recently recognized Dan and Donna Jean Smith for their contributions to the community and the organization.
Dallas Weber spoke on behalf of the Antique Tractor Club and presented the Smiths with a certificate and gift on behalf of the club.
“Leaning on each other through the good times and the bad, Dan and Donna Jean Smith have been good servants and contributors to our community,” said Weber. “We would like to thank them for their service.”
Weber said that the Smiths were active members of the club, had owned and operated a family dairy farm for 36 years, assisted with the organization of the Meigs County Town and Country Expo, provided auction services for the Meigs County Fair Livestock Sale, and drove for the Meals on Wheels program. The Smiths also owned and operated DJ’s Trading Post where they sold Cub Cadet and IH tractor parts.
Dan Smith served as a member of the Meigs County Fair Board for 25 years, many as President. He also drove bus for Southern Local Schools for 30 years.
They have also been honored by the governor for their many years of marriage and volunteerism.
The Smiths recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They are parents to six children — Don, Bonnie, Faith, Tim, Tammy and Ted — grandparents to 14, and great-grandparents to 16. Many of the family members were in attendance for the presentation.
They are members of the Carmel United Methodist Church.
A slide show with photos of the family throughout the years was prepared by the family and played at the conclusion of the presentation.