Gretchen’s Garden: Remembering Gretchen Horlbeck

gretchen1Mrs. Gretchen Horlbeck, with a soul as sweet as her voice, was THA’s beloved music teacher from 2001-2009. She radiated grace the many years she hummed through the halls of our school. As an avid gardener, she spent hours working in the front flower bed at THA, which surrounds the American flag. It may have also had a little to do with her great respect of our American Flag and the Military. THA is proud to honor her life by rejuvenating the flower bed with a new flag pole and new plants.  On May 21, a dedication  ceremony was held to welcome the new garden.  Many of THA’s past teachers and alumni attended the ceremony.  The THA Chorus and several others classes sang Gretchen’s favorite song, “The Irish Blessing” accompanied by Hope Wilberger and Wil Matthews on guitar.