The Boys and Girls Club of Alton are recognizing an Alton teenager as the “Youth of the Year”. Fourteen-year-old India Taylor has been selected as this year’s recipient, and will formally be honored at this year’s Boys and Girls Club dinner tonight at Julia’s Banquet Center in East Alton.
Al Womack, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Alton, says she is a deserving honoree.
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Other honorees tonight will include Teacher of the Year Laura Lauschke, Police Officer of the Year Jerry Cooley, and other community partners that support the club including Joan Sheppard, CB Jackson, Catdaddy’s and Atlantis Pools. Tickets are $50 per person, and Womack says there should be a few remaining at the door.
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