Prescott Western Heritage Foundation, Inc., held a successful fundraising event, the Western Heritage Foundation Awards, on Oct. 28 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center.
The Heritage Keeper scholarship awards recipients are Kiva Keith and JC Mortensen. Keith is a musician and vocalist, and Mortensen was given the award for his rodeo accomplishments.
The Heritage Keeper recognition awards for individual and organization were bestowed upon historian Melissa Ruffner and to the Smoki Museum. A special recognition went to Ann Atkinson of Atkinson Design Studio for her work on the Foundation’s website, www.VisitWesternHeritageCenter.org, or www.VisitWHC.org.
Ashley Fine, third-/fourth-grade teacher at Skyview School, gave a short presentation on history-related programs that the PWHF helps support.
The event also included a silent auction and a live auction that raised funds for scholarships, education outreach, and the Foundation’s planned Western Heritage Center.
— The Daily Courier