The YWCA of Alton held its 25th annual Women of Distinction event last night, this time with a silver anniversary dinner at Lewis and Clark Community College.  The celebration honored ten local women who have made significant contributions to the community.

Honored this year as a Woman of Distinction were Louise Baker, Colleen Green, Heather Hope, Cheryl Maguire, Valerie McDougler, Tiana Montgomery, Eva Perkins, Kathryn Sharpe, Sue Weber, and Bethany Wooden-Chapel.  They join more than 200 women who have been honored by the “Y” since 1991.  Co-chaired this year by Monica Bristow of the Riverbend Growth Association, and Margaret Freer of Freer Auto Body, the dinner was also a fundraiser for the YWCA. 


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