Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Inductees
Fred and Bette Anderson, husband and wife, were inducted into the Lake County Fair Hall of Fame, posthumously, on Thursday August 18, 2016 at the Lake County Fair. The Andersons represented the 7th class of inductees since the Fair Hall of Fame was established in 2010.
Fred Anderson was born on October 12, 1918. He served in the US Air Force during WWII, married Bette in 1942 and they lived on Ravenna Road in Concord for 37 years. Fred was the owner/operator of Anderson Excavating. He served on the Concord Township Board of Zoning Appeals and was a Precinct Committeeman for the Lake County Republican Party. Fred served as a Lake County Fair Board Director, representing Concord Township, for 12 years. He had a special passion for Draft Horses and he was beloved by members of the fair board. When Fred passed away in 1980, his fellow directors were his pallbearers.
Bette Anderson was born on November 19, 1922. She too was involved in her community where she was active in the Concord School PTA, serving as President many years. She was a long time member of the Concord Garden Club and in 1990 Bette was named the Concord Township Citizen of the Year and received special recognition at the Concord Community Days. Bette followed husband Fred’s service to the Lake County Agricultural Society by serving on the Fair Board for 9 years where she regularly chaired the Draft Horse Program and the Flowers Exhibit. Bette passed away in 2009.
Fred and Bette are survived by daughter Tracey Leigh Anderson Horton and son Frederick Earl Anderson. For their dedication and their many contributions to their community and the Fair, Fred and Bette Anderson are now members of the Lake County Fair Hall of Fame.
Lake County Fair Hall of Fame
Members listed by year of Induction
Jerome T. Osborne
Robert C. Sidley
John “Doc” Kroh
Jack and Betty Burbach
Robert J. Dawson
Fred and Bette Anderson