Ojai Living Treasure: Wendy Hilgers

By Sally Rice

A wide-brimmed straw hat, decorated with soft, pastel flowers is a signature accessory for this Living Treasure. Sporting the floral chapeau is Wendy Hilgers, a beacon among volunteers, whose treasure award was bestowed for her great dedication and service to the children of Ojai, as she supports their pursuit of happiness. Passing from her front porch (a botanical garden exploding in blossoms) into the family room where we sit at a large table containing "work in progress" for the Skate Park, Hilgers says, "I remember what it was

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