Betty Ansorge received a special plaque from the Red Lodge City Council recently in honor of her work in organizing the 4th of July flyover. The award was also made in “appreciation of a lot of other things” said Council President Glory Mahan. “It was for the flyover, the July 4th recruitments and the Grand Marshall being a retired Air Force General,” said Ansorge. “Those were my ideas, and I worked hard to have the flyover.”
Ansorge also acknowledged a U.S. Air Force Major based at Maelstroms Air Force base in Great Falls, who helped her with the flyover. The award, made by Back Alley Metals, is a representation of Red Lodge as a red colored teepee. Ansorge has also contributed large sums of money to various organizations in years past, such as the Red Lodge Fire Department, Carbon County Search and Rescue, and the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department. She also donates to Climb to Conquer Cancer, Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary and diabetes organizations.” “I’m healthy but feel I must help others,” said Ansorge.
Until recently Ansorge volunteered at Cedar Wood Villa, but will soon be volunteering at the Red Lodge Carnegie Library in November She is presently writing a book called ‘My Recent Spectacular Trips Through Beautiful Montana.’