Plans are being finalized for the 46th annual Woman of the Year Banquet sponsored by the Zonta Club of Alpena. The banquet which is themed "Grow Your Passion," will be held April 25 at the Holiday Inn, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.
This annual award is presented to a woman whose involvement and contributions to the community supports Zonta's mission to enhance the status of women. The recipient of the award is unaware of this honor that is to be bestowed, and her name is kept confidential until the evening of the banquet.
Darlene Wilmot will serve as the emcee for the evening and the Woman of the Year presentation will take place at 6 p.m.
Netta’s Nursery and Greenhouse
Dinner will follow and includes: smothered chicken (breast of chicken with mushrooms, onions and provolone cheese), supreme green bean casserole, twice baked potatoes and caesar salad. A dessert table consisting of carrot cake, double chocolate cake and bread pudding with caramel bourbon sauce.
The keynote speaker will be Annette Taratuta, who owns Netta's Nursery and Greenhouse of Posen, with her husband, Dennis. She will share about her passion for :nurturing and growing."
A drawing will take place at 7:30 p.m. for a $1,000 shopping spree at Bolenz Jewelry. Raffle tickets are available from any Zonta Club of Alpena member. Jewelry raffle tickets can be purchased fro $1 each or six for $5. Door prizes also will be given away.
Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. The tickets are available at Zolnierek Insurance, Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, Bank of Alpena and Bolenz Jewelry.
For more information, call Luciana King at 354-3131.