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WISH Women of Distinction dinner Saturday

Four Ketchikan women will be honored Saturday by Women In Safe Homes at the 5th annual WISH Women of Distinction dinner.

The yearly event celebrates the accomplishments of Ketchikan women who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. This year’s honorees are Charlotte Glover, Tris Nausid, Elizabeth Nelson and Alma Parker.

Special guests will include Alaska’s governor and first lady. Kevin Locke, flutist and hoop dancer of the Lakota and Anishinabe tribes, also will join the celebration.  The prime rib dinner will be catered by the Ketchikan High School Culinary Arts program and served by the Kayhi Lady Kings volleyball team.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center, with dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7.  For more information, contact WISH.

Previous Women of Distinction honorees are Yvonne Watson, Karen Eakes, Kathy Fitzgerald, Sher Schwartz, Mimi Eddy, Linda Schrack, Janet Duncan, Bett Jakubek, Marna Cessnun, Clara Diaz, Peggy Hovik, Cecelia Johnson, Jeanne Sande, Gerry Knasiak, Mary Schulz, Fay Freeman, Romaine Thomas, Shellie Greaves and posthumous recognition for Esther Shea.

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