There was a man who made rainbows.
His name was Fred Stern. Since 1999, he had lived in Las Cruces.
A lifelong artist in his mid-seventies, Fred was vibrant, imaginative, and energetic – and always excited about some new idea or project.
He made rainbows for political causes and civic events, but mostly he loved making them for children, often kids with serious diseases, and watching their joy.