Howard and Dona Jean Smith are 2017 WCD Parade Marshals
The Smith family has farmed in Waitsburg since 1919
WAITSBURG – Because she has never driven a truck, and has sat in the saddle only one time (and immediately wanted off!) Dona Jean Smith said she was "flabbergasted but very honored" to be chosen parade marshal for the 2017 Waitsburg Celebration Days Parade. Husband and co-marshal, Howard, a third-generation Waitsburg wheat farmer, heartily agrees with the honor of being selected.
Howard's great grandparents migrated from Missouri to settle in Milton-Freewater. In 1919 his grandfather, also named Howard Preston Smith, and his wife, Lillia...