Wasatch County Fair
2019 Grand Marshals
Duane and Janet Sweat
Duane and Janet Sweat are both lifetime residents of Heber Valley who can trace their lineage back to the early settlers of Wasatch County. They met in the original Wasatch High School in the 1950’s where their courtship included school dances, eating at Scrappy’s and cruising in Duane’s ‘52 Chevy. They were married September 30, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple. They raised seven children in Center Creek; Kent, Kraig, Scott, Susan, Paul, Lynn, and Cheryl. They also had the privilege of hosting four Navajo foster children in their home. They spent many hours attending football, wrestling, drill team, rodeo and other school activities. Any activity that involved one of their children ruled the day.
Their lives have exemplified service to others, including family, church and community. Duane was elected to the Wasatch County School Board four times, serving 16 consecutive years including four years as school board president. He was appointed by Governor Norman Bangerter to the Fourth District Judicial Selection Committee where he served for several years. Janet worked for many years in the health care industry which included 10 years at the IHC Hospital in Heber.
Duane and Janet are faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where they served in many callings including Duane serving as Bishop. They served two missions, first in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and later in Nauvoo, Illinois.
They are happiest when working on the family farm with their children, 35 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren with 7 more on the way.