(Sitting, from left) Shirley Tovo, 65 years; and Betty Crepps, 25 years; (standing, from left) Earlene Miller, 55 years; Susan Cotter, 50 years; Georgia Maneke, 45 years; and Pat Little, 25 years.
ALTON — The Alton Wood River City Council of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated the 85th anniversary of the sorority’s founding April 28 at Tony’s Restaurant.
The evening included honoring years of membership. This included Shirley Tovo, 65 years; Earlene Miller, 55 years; Susan Cotter, 50 years; Georgia Maneke, 45 years; and Betty Crepps and Pat Little, 25 years. Also, the highest degree of Beta Sigma Phi, Torchbearer, was given to Joyce Baker, Linda Crabtree, Susan Cotter, Toni Eichorn, Susan Hendrickson and Caroline Speidel. The honor of Women of the Year was given to Toni Eichorn, Rexie Eaker and Mary Powell.
Beta Sigma Phi is a social, cultural and service organization known around the world as The Friendship Organization. Local charities supported in the past include Salvation Army, Crisis Food Center, MS Walk, Oasis and Ronald McDonald House.
For information, visit www.betasigmaphi.org.