Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Heritage Court to induct ladies

Annual event scheduled for Sunday in Hailey

Express Staff Writer

The ladies honored at the 2010 Heritage Court induction ceremony are, from left, Fern Stephenson, Jean Pyrah, Phyllis Stelma and Sally Donart. The 2011 Heritage Court induction ceremony will take place at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey on Sunday, June 19, at 3 p.m. Photo by Willy Cook

The Blaine County Historical Museum this weekend will honor county residents Betsy Pearson, Theresa Richards, Maxine Molyneux and Joanne Davis as the ladies of the 2011 Heritage Court. They will be recognized for their contributions to the region's community history and heritage.

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 in a horse-drawn carriage in local parades on the Fourth of July, Pioneer Days, Wagon Days and Labor Day.

The Heritage Court 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 to nominate ladies.

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 symphony and the Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation.


Richards, of Hailey, was the choice of Chapter AM of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing increased opportunities for higher education to women. 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 competing 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.

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