Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Little recognition exists for the women who help the community run like a well-oiled machine — those who organize fundraisers to purchase necessary items for local children’s education, collect information for the biennial community telephone directory and deliver food to the less fortunate.
Little recognition, that is, aside from the Signal Mountain Woman of the Year Award presented each year by the Signal Mountain Community Guild at its annual Dogwood Luncheon.
The recipient is selected based on her community involvement by the Woman of the Year Committee, which this year is chaired by Betty Fassnacht, herself a former Woman of the Year. Last year’s recipients are Norma McCool and Beth Baker.
The committee is seeking nominations by Monday, April 1 for deserving women residing on Walden’s Ridge who volunteer in organizations, churches and schools and help make Signal Mountain such a great community.
“I think it encourages other women to help out in the community,” said Community Guild secretary Leah Gallant of the importance of the award, which was first presented in 1969. “It helps acknowledge the hard work these women do.”
To nominate a woman for the award, community members should submit a letter with the nominee’s name, address and phone number as well as the activities in which she is currently or has previously been involved.
The Dogwood Luncheon will be held April 24 at the Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club. The luncheon, being chaired by Gallant, is $18 per person and tickets go on sale March 28. Tickets can be purchased at Wild Hare Books or by calling Leah Gallant at 886-9106.