Warden, Smith inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 3:26 pm Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tryon Fine Arts Center recently sponsored two members into the Second Wind Hall of Fame. Executive director Beth Child presented each of them a certificate at a meeting of the board of directors.

Judy Warden and her husband, Dave, moved to this area in 2001 from Fairfax City, Va., where Judy was active in the PTA, Mobile Wives Club, local garden club and real estate. She is a registered nurse and served in the Navy as a lieutenant during the Vietnam War. She and Dave lived in Saudi Arabia for several years while Dave was the personnel director for Mobile Oil.

Since moving to Tryon Warden has served on the Tryon Fine Arts Center Board for six years, most recently as co-president. She was also on the Humane Society board from 2003 to 2006, started the successful Thanksgiving Barn Tour for FENCE, and served as social chairman for the Tryon Riding Hunt Club 2006 through 2008. As a member of the Green Blades Garden Club, she co-chaired the annual Home Tour in 2009.

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Loren Smith and his wife, Marie, moved to the Tryon area from Chicago in 1988, where Loren was chairman of a diversified group of financial services businesses operating throughout northern Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois and has a law degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Prior to moving to Tryon, Loren was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, chairman of the Rockford Ill. Symphony and a member of the Rockford school board. Loren is currently president of the Tryon Fine Arts Center board of directors and has also served twice as treasurer.

For many years he was president of the Polk County Heart Association and served on the FENCE board as chairman of the fund drive and as finance committee member. Loren has also served as vice chairman of the St. Lukes Hospital Foundation board. His hobbies include tennis and gardening.

The Second Wind Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding retirees, 60 years and older, who have performed exceptional volunteer work in local service organizations.