2013 Woman Of The Year And Dogwood Luncheon Is April 24

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Signal Mountain Woman of the Year committee chaired by Betty Fassnacht is looking for deserving women who volunteer in organizations, churches and schools, who help make Signal Mountain a great community. To nominate a civic woman for this award, submit a letter with her name, your address and phone number and a list or commentary of the activities that she is involved in. The woman is chosen based on the activities she participates in.

Mail nominations to Betty Fassnact,  923 Glamis Circle Signal Mountain, TN 37377. All residents are urged to send their nominations in to the committee before April 1.

The Signal Mountain Woman of the Year award is presented by the Signal Mountain Community Guild at the annual Dogwood Luncheon. The Dogwood Luncheon will be held April 24 at the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club. The luncheon is chaired by Leah Gallant and tickets will go on sale March 28. The tickets are $18 and may be purchased at Wild Hare Book Store or by calling Leah Gallant at 886-9106. 

The luncheon includes a social hour, entertainment, door prizes and the naming of the Woman of the Year. This award was instituted in 1969 and presented last year to Mrs. Norma McCool and Mrs. Beth Baker.


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