Our family was saddened to hear of the passing of Betsy Lueke, one of our city's all-time great employees of the parks and recreation department.
Startingin 1956, Betsy was a fixture at many of our city's parks through the years. Many of us know her best as the head of the Creative Arts Center in Olive Park. It's there that she built the finest art community our city has ever seen.
With a warm and sincere manner, she convinced our city's best artists to come with her and exhibit their art at the Center. She not only developed many of the artists, but designed shows in which so many artists could exhibit their work. It was always a joy to visit her and see all the new art that was being displayed.