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MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society Board and museum members are grateful for Sandy Shimko’s 13 years of dedicated, dependable service.
In light of her recent resignation, there will be an Appreciation Tea in the lobby of the Meeker Hotel on Feb. 22. Everyone is invited to come by between 2 and 4 p.m. to enjoy a hot cup of tea, a snack and share stories and appreciation of Shimko’s accomplishments.
Shimko began working in the White River Museum on weekends in 2001. Coming from a pioneer family herself, she offered a unique love for history. Her main duty soon became on-site docent as she gave information to the many visitors who passed through the museum.
She used her research skills pulling together information to share with local pioneers, as well as for publications and presentations.
She was instrumental in initiating the accession of museum artifacts into digital files and even served as the board secretary at one time.
Sandy certainly did her part to help keep history alive through her efforts at the White River Museum and the board commended her for the time served.