Enriching Our Communities Forever

2023 Heart of Gold Recipient

Congratulations to the 2023 Heart of Gold Recipient - Karen Ek!

Karen has been the backbone of the cultural scene in Ladysmith and Rusk County for decades. She has been involved in innumerable musicals and concerts while teaching in the Ladysmith school system, has taught piano to many students, and has led or been involved with the Community Singers forever. Karen provided leadership for many community projects such as the Ladysmith opera and the Ladysmith Black Mambaso concert. Of course, Karen has been deeply involved in the Flambeau Valley Arts Association, and is also deeply involved with the Rusk Area Arts Alliance to promote all of the arts in Rusk County.

Thank you Karen for all you do for the Rusk Community!