The WYO Theater recognizes long and generous histories with the Lotus Awards

Selected from eight nominees, the winners of this year’s Lotus Awards were chosen based on their long and generous history with the WYO Theater. 

Scott Davis and Mary Ludeman have been married for 40 years. They both serve on many boards in Sheridan, including the Sheridan College Foundation, the Sheridan Hospital Foundation, the WYO board and more. 

As a couple, Davis and Ludemann have also invested a significant amount in the theater, not only in funds, but in time. Davis was an active board member for several years, and both are longtime members of the annual WYO gala committee. The theater’s second grand staircase was made possible by a generous donation made in honor of their late son, Jeff.

Christy Love has demonstrated her love and dedication to the regional theater over the years. Along with her brother, longtime WYO supporter and former Lotus Award winner Kim Love, she donated the Perkins building to the WYO, which now houses the Mars Theater and Lotus Lobby. In addition to faithfully sponsoring and attending shows every year, Christy Love was instrumental in bringing the Met Opera Live in HD to the region, funding the purchase of the necessary equipment. 

“We are thrilled to honor this year’s Lotus Awards recipients,” said Executive Director Erin Butler. “From the performances they attend to the time they volunteer to funding the actual infrastructure of the building, Christy, Scott and Mary have made the WYO the place of joy it is today.”

Past honorees of the Lotus Award include Lynne and Pete Simpson, Kim Love, Sy Thickman, Marva Craft, Dick and Tami Davis, Pat Tomsovic and Susan Miller.

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