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Grand Island YWCA Hosts Women of Distinction Banquet and Program

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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 by calling (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 raffle tickets 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 send as soon as I get it)
  • Or one night's stay at the Best Western Plus Grand Island Inn & Suites  

The program that evening will include the announcement of girls selected to participate in the YWCA's Leadership Youth Council, special recognition for the original Woman of Distinction - Marval Hornady, recognition of all of the women nominated and culminate with 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 (CharlAnn Mitchell, Dee Spencer Rogers, Donna Ryan, Libby Henry, Cynthia Duff, Jan Weimers)

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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