The YWCA of Alton has named the 2016 Women of Distinction.  The eleven women will be honored during a luncheon at Lewis and Clark Community College May 5, as well as being featured during Let’s Talk on The Big Z on April 14th.

A total of 241 women have been honored since the programs inception in 1991.  YWCA of Alton executive director Andrea Lamer Tells The Big Z they have picked 11 women as this year's honorees.

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This year's Women of Distinction are Elaine Kane, Sandy Smith, Tawyna Hooper, Val Harris, Karen Cooper, Kris Fulkerson, Diana Williams, Minnie Johnson, Sharon Pratt, Dr. Stephanie Monroe and Elizabeth Parker. 


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