By ASHLEY GOODELL
An introduction tea will kick off the 2010 Blaine County Museum Heritage Court ladies' reign on Sunday, June 6. The social event will allow past and future court members to meet one another, as well as local mayors, sponsors of the court and other family members.
The tea, sponsored by the Ketchum-Sun Valley Ski & Heritage Museum, will take place from 1-3 p.m. at Carol's Dollar Mountain Lodge in Sun Valley.
The honorees are:
· Sally Donart, 83, nominated by The Community Library board for her involvement in the early development of the Ketchum library. Her pursuit for the written word with the accomplishment of a master's degree at age 58 shows her commitment to education, both past and present.
· Phyllis Stelma, 81, of Bellevue, nominated by the Wood River Lion's Club for her tireless work with the Sun Valley Ski foundation and Rotarun ski area. Stelma started her own establishment in the 1950s, making her a candidate to represent businesswomen on the Heritage Court.
· Fern Stephenson, 81, nominated by the Hailey Masonic Lodge for her relentless commitment to community volunteerism. She was considered the perfect honoree for this position based on her 20-plus years of volunteer services at the senior center.
· Jean Pyrah, 90, nominated by the Carey Senior Center for her ability to live off the land in Carey for the past 75 years. The senior center believes that she represents the roots of how the town was founded and became the flourishing community it is now.
They will officially become members of the seventh annual Blaine County Museum Heritage Court at a coronation ceremony on Sunday, June 13, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.