He Helped Raise Thousands for Low Income Kids to Go to Baker Hunt
Sun, 11/26/2017 - 20:45 RCN Newsdesk
Longtime student and volunteer Bud Thurman was honored by Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center which has named its youth scholarship for him.
Thurman has learned watercolor and colored pencil skills at Baker Hunt in Covington, and has also raised thousands of dollars so that low-income youth could attend classes there.
The Ft. Mitchell native took a master gardening class and became "champion of the Baker Hunt gardens". He helped to launch a children's program for young gardeners called W.O.R.M.S (We're Organically Recycling Mulchers).
In 2007, the Friends of Baker Hunt worked to establish “Twilight in the Gardens,” which became the signature fundraising event for the scholarship fund. Thurman was the face and voice for Baker Hunt and was able to raise thousands of dollars to go back to funding the original mission and legacy of Margaretta Baker Hunt, to bring the community together through art education.
“Bud was at the heart of soliciting donations, overseeing and inspiring volunteers and contributing countless hours of work in the gardens,” said Virginia Kirst, fellow Baker Hunt Master Gardener.