In August 2013 our family suffered the unimaginable loss of daughter, Hanna Helen Ohlund. The support of our family & friends carried us through this dark time & still does to this day. Donations to The Unity Foundation’s Hanna Ohlund Fund were overwhelming, which left us with a big decision to make, how can we honor our happy memories of Hanna? After some family discussion the answer became very clear to us..
Our family has been involved in the La Porte County 4-H Horse & Pony Club for 45 years, the La Porte County Fair is officially our family’s favorite week of the summer. Hanna & her, “best pony ever”, Rebel, spent may years making happy fair memories here at the La Porte County Fairgrounds. We formed a wonderful partnership with Tonn & Blank Construction, & with donations of time & money from local businesses, friends & family The Rebel Pavilion was built to fill the need of new restrooms & a concession area to the La Porte County Horse & Pony Club. While honoring Hanna & Rebel, this projects brings joy to our heartbreaking loss. While The Rebel Pavilion is a bittersweet reminder of the happy memories we made with Hanna & Rebel, it is our hope that it will bring other 4-H Horse & Pony families together to make their own memories for years to come. We are committed to continue our fundraising efforts to make the La Porte County 4-H Horse & Pony facility something we can all be proud of.