Grand Island YWCA Hosts Women of Distinction Banquet and Program


      The Women of Distinction Banquet and Program is being held Thursday, Feb. 28 with activities starting at 6 p.m. and dinner and the program starting at 6:30 p.m.

      Dinner will be catered by Whitefoot and includes marinated chicken breast,bed of rice pilaf, green beans almondine, side salad and roll, and home-made pie.

      Tickets are $40 prior to February 26 and $45 afterwards. Tickets can be purchased at 211 E Fonner Park Road, Grand Island or bycalling (308)384-9922 to purchase with credit card.

      A raffle will also be held during the banquet. Tickets are one raffle ticket for $5, three raffle tickets for $10 or seven raffletickets for $20. The raffle will feature:

      • Sterling Silver/14 k gold necklace and earring set valued at$1300, donated by Howard's Jewelry (please include their logo that I will sendas soon as I get it)
      • Or one night's stay at the Best Western Plus Grand IslandInn & Suites

      The program that evening willinclude the announcement of girls selected to participate in the YWCA's LeadershipYouth Council, special recognition for the original Woman of Distinction -Marval Hornady, recognition of all of the women nominated and culminatewith the announcement of the 2013 Woman of Distinction.

      Nominees for Woman of Distinction

      • Laurie Dethloff
      • Sheere Gleason
      • Kari Hooker-Leep
      • Ellen Hornady
      • Pam Price
      • Jan Vavricek
      • Jennifer Worthington
      • The women owners of Prairie Winds Art Center (CharlAnnMitchell, Dee Spencer Rogers, Donna Ryan, Libby Henry, Cynthia Duff, JanWeimers)

      Nominees for Woman of Courage

      • Dee Johnson
      • Sandy Petzoldt
      • Kaila Roeser
      • Lisa Willman

      Nominees for Young Woman of Achievement

      • Sharena Anson
      • Rachel Hernandez
      • Amanda Levos
      • Lindsey Marshall
      • Brittany Skeen

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