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Tour of Pocatello stained glass set for May 23

May 18, 2019

Come join us for a tour of some of Pocatello’s most beautiful stained glass windows. This month’s Portneuf Pioneers activity will highlight a dozen or so of the stained glass locations found in the Pocatello area. JoAnn Dilweg, who has most recently has been working on a book about the stained glass of Pocatello, will lead the tour. The tour will be during the afternoon to take advantage of the sunlight. We will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The tour will last less than two hours and start at the northeast corner of Caldwell Park on Center and Eighth. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Kirk Kirkham at 208-269-6395 or email Kirk at kirkham70@gmail.com if you want to reserve a seat. There is no cost for the tour.

JoAnn Falter Dilweg is a native of Pocatello and throughout her life has become an icon for the arts and learning. She is the mother of three children and is the sister of Diane Bilyeu. Since she was a child, she loved dance and theater. Her mother scrubbed floors and cleaned houses to earn enough money for her daughters to take dance lessons. JoAnn graduated from Pocatello High School and received bachelor and master’s degrees in speech and drama with a teaching certificate. In 1981 she completed her studies from Brigham Young University, receiving a doctorate degree in theater and cinematic arts. She taught at Pocatello, Highland and Century High Schools and was affectionately referred to as “Doc” Dilweg for many years as teacher and drama coach. She has touched thousands of students’ lives, helped them discover their potential and that they can accomplish the impossible. Since retirement from her paying job, JoAnn has been tireless in contributing to our community. She has served on boards and been a Rotarian. She is active in New Know Adventures as an instructor and director which provides classes to the public on a broad range of topics. JoAnn is one of those rare individuals whose relentless work ethic, love of people and passion for drama will leave an indelible legacy for the future.