In the fall of 2010, Pauline Altermatt and I put our heads together to decide who we might ask to fill the role of Honorary Chair for Art in Bloom 2011.
With the blessings of Mia, we asked generous patron and donor Ruth Stricker to please consider being our Honorary Chair and let the Friends, by her acceptance, say thank you for her many contributions. Ruth accepted but asked to be kept out of the limelight, which reflected her graciousness and the way she led her life. For both Pauline and me the exposure to this amazing woman was a great addition to the success of Art in Bloom 2011. For this, I will be forever grateful.
– Linda Boelter
Editor’s note: Ruth Stricker passed away on April 14.