Chris Schimmoeller to Receive 2018 Stuart Butler Memorial Award!
We heard so many incredible stories about different aspect of Chris’ life, highlighting her tremendous spirit, loving nature and incredible ability to get things done.
Speakers included: Connie May, Jim Scheff reading for Andy Mahler, Connie Lemley, Barry Tonning, Bob Pekny, Jeri Howell, Hugh Archer, Perrin de Jong, Xyara Asplen reading for Betty Beshour, Andy McDonald,Jim Bensman, Mark Schimmoeller, Trina Peiffer and Joel DuFour.
The evening featured an outstanding potluck dinner and was made possible by numerous volunteers and donations. Thank you, to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, Connie May, Hannah Helm, Trina Peiffer , Larkspur Press, Alfalfa, Bluegrass Baking Company, Good Foods Co-op, Good Impressions Design, Tona Barkley, Holly Hill Inn, Lyn & Jon Akers, Laurie Schimmoeller, & the Kentucky Heartwood Council.
Music was provided by Nat Colten & Jeri Katherine Howell.
Congratulations, Chris! You inspire us every day!
About the Stuart Butler Memorial Award
Proceeds from the Stuart Butler Memorial Dinner go toward the Kentucky Heartwood Endowment for Forest Protection, ensuring that Kentucky’s natural and human communities will continue to reap the benefits of his hard work.
The Stuart Butler Memorial Award keeps Stu’s legacy alive by honoring individuals who follow in his footsteps. We remember Stu as a friend, a mentor, and a colleague; and we celebrate his determination, loyalty, encouragement, dedication to many causes, and love of the outdoors.
Past award winners include Hilary Lambert, Tom FitzGerald, Mary Carol Cooper, Hugh Archer, Deb Bledsoe, Johanna Camenisch, Winnie Hepler, Dave Cooper, Wayne Davis, Lane Boldman, and Ken Cooke.