The Heritage Court, sponsored by the Blaine County Historical Museum, has named Betsy Pearson, Theresa Richards, Maxine Molyneux and Joanne Davis as the ladies of the 2011 Heritage Court.
"It's a little bit different this year," said Mike Healy, Heritage Court committee member. "Every year we ask local community groups to nominate a lady. This year we asked countywide groups to nominate a lady, which brought out a different group of women. It worked out really well."
Healy said the committee asked representatives of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Chapter AM of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Sun Valley Summer Symphony and the Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation.
The Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation chose Pearson, a resident of Bellevue. Pearson's time and talents have supported The Community Library, the Sagebrush Equine Training Center, the Community Symphony and the Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation.
Richards, of Hailey, was the choice of Chapter AM of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Richards was active in the PTA when her children were in school and helped her husband, Art, develop the Rotarun ski area, a project of the Rotary Club. She is an active member of St. Charles Catholic Church and a 50-year member of Chapter AM of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in Hailey.
The Trailing of the Sheep Festival selected Molyneux of Picabo. Molyneux has held several church offices in the Carey LDS congregation and has worked with the Cub Scouts, the Little League and 4-H. Known as an excellent and generous cook, she still prepares holiday meals for her family and guests.
Davis of Sun Valley was the choice of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. She is an active member of the community, serving on the board of governors of the Sun Valley Ski Club, and is competitive in the Boulder Mountain Ski Tour. She is an enthusiastic and well-loved volunteer for the Summer Symphony.
Including this year's four ladies, a total of 34 women have now been named to the court by 22 community organizations. In early June, the Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage & Ski Museum will host a tea at the Ellsworth Inn for all the ladies who have been named to the court since its founding, plus court donors and sponsors. Later in June, the Senior Connection in Hailey will host all the ladies to a luncheon.
The public is invited to the official crowning of the Ladies of the Court at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey on Sunday, June 19, at 3 p.m. Later in the summer, they will ride a horse-drawn carriage in the local parades on the Fourth of July, Pioneer Days, Wagon Days and Labor Day.
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