Madge Plant’s certificate: From left are Tracey Leavitt, Eleanor Pydde and family member Sally Matwek.

Five remarkable Millet women recognized June 24

Millet Pioneer Women 2017 inducted by local museum

Five remarkable women were inducted into the Millet &District Museum and Archive’s Pioneer Women 2017 June 24 at the Agriplex.

MC Eleanor Pydde welcomed guests, followed by the national anthem sung by Colleen Strautman and Lyssa Summers and a prayer. Museum executive director Tracey Leavitt noted it’s her 25th year at the museum, and she still continues to learn about the remarkable women who built the Millet community.

The late Madge Plant was introduced by Tori Flint. Plant inspired family to follow in her footsteps.

The late Eileen Wagner was introduced by Kayla Hammer. Whenever someone needed a helping hand, they could count on Eileen Wagner.

Linda Weber was introduced by Leavitt. Weber is the “go-to” person for her family and was described as “a volunteer supreme.”

The late Gloria Ann Wilkinson was introduced by Lyssa Summers. Wilkinson was a talented painter, an avid photographer and a very independent woman who loved the museum.

The late Nora Ziebarth was introduced by Maggie Peterson. Ziebarth was described as a strong community volunteer who supported many organizations and was also known as a friendly host and friend.

Greetings were also brought by all three levels of government along with the Alberta Museums Associations.

The event also included live entertainment by Bob Shortt. The Pioneer Women 2017 exhibit is on display at the Millet Museum &Archives (summer hours) Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Eileen Wagner’s certificate: From left are Tracey Leavitt and family member Donna Wagner.

Linda Weber’s certificate: From left are Tracey Leavitt, Pat Thorkman and Linda herself.

Gloria Wilkinson’s certificate: From left are Tracey Leavitt, Bill Kemp and family member Susan Pahl.

Nora Ziebarth’s certificate: From left are Tracey Leavitt, Pat Garrett and family member Darlene Kenyon. Photos by Stu Salkeld

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