The Daily Double: Introducing Roundup's Grand Marshals
We’re honored to present our 2020 & 2021 Grand Marshals, Mike and Donna Mohan.
Mike and Donna both grew up in Prineville and met at Crook County High School. These high school sweethearts moved away to OSU for Mike’s college and then returned to Bend in 1979 and, ultimately, to Powell Butte in 1990, where they still reside.
Donna became a member of the Crooked River Roundup Association in 1989 and received the Hardest Working Non-Board Member award that year. She also was elected to the Board in September 1989 and to Secretary-Treasurer in January 1990, serving for four years in that capacity. She later received the Hardest Working Board Member award in September 1990.
Mike was elected to the Board in June 1991 and as its President in September 1993, receiving the Hardest Working Board Member award that year. Mike served as President for two years.
Both have continued to be involved with the Roundup, helping out in the pari-mutuel room. Further, as a Kiwanis member, Mike has assisted in lining up the parade for the past 30 years and has helped sell and distribute programs. Mike and Donna have been an integral part of what we do at the Roundup and horse races, and we’re proud to call them family.
Did you know? In 1982, when Bill Steelhammer resigned from the board, Alvin Grimes nominated Berna (Bill’s wife) to replace him while at the annual stockholders meeting. Berna became the first female member, and they also became the first husband-and-wife team to be honored as Grand Marshals of the parade.