ALTON — Tickets are still available for the YWCA of Alton’s 26th annual Women of Distinction next month.
The 98-year-old nonprofit organization will be honoring 11 women — Karen Cooper, Kris Fulkerson, Valorie Harris, Tawnya Hooper, Minnie Johnson, Elaine Kane, Dr. Stephanie Monroe, Elizabeth Parker, Sharon Pratt, Sandy Smith and the Rev. Diana Williams — during a dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.
Since 1991, the YWCA of Alton has recognized more than 250 women through the award program.
“The talented women being honored this year demonstrated great humility when told they were honorees,” Women of Distinction facilitator Ellar Duff said. “We encourage the community to celebrate the accomplishments of these ‘Women of Distinction’ and show support for the YWCA.”
For information about the event, its raffle and silent auction, or to make reservations, visit altonywca.com or call (618) 465-7774. Individual reservations are $60 or a table of eight for $480. The deadline for reservations is April 28.
The YWCA of Alton, established in 1918, is part of the largest and oldest women’s organization in the world.