Betty Rutz named 2020 Lifetime Gardener

Mike Seals - April 25, 2021 10:30 pm


Each year the Kay County Master Gardeners recognize an outstanding member of their organization. The Lifetime Gardener for the 2020 year is Betty Rutz of Ponca City, OK and was awarded at the April 2021 meeting. Betty has held multiple leadership positions and is always looking to help the organization and community.

Betty and her husband Bill ran the waterpark near Kaw Lake for years. When they sold the establishment, Betty decided to take the Master Gardener Training offered by the local OSU Extension Office in 2006. Betty has always enjoyed landscaping, vegetable gardening, and volunteering in her community. She found that in the Kay County Master Gardener program as she has been dedicated and stuck with us for almost 15 years. Please join the Kay County OSU Extension office, and Kay County Master Gardeners in congratulating Mrs. Betty Rutz.

If you are interested in gardening and community involvement the Master Gardeners are looking for new members. Please contact the Kay County OSU Extension office for more details at 580-362-3194 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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