By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Each month of 2011 the Corinth unit of Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi honored a “Phenomenal Woman.”
The contributions of these 12 women will be celebrated at a Black Tie Award Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Arena Convention Center in Corinth.
The event is also a fundraiser for the club, and tickets are $15. Each ticket purchased is a vote for “your favorite community leader of the month.”
“Our purpose is to highlight each person’s service to the club and the community,” said Unit Director Christy Grice.
Special guests on the program are Katherine King and Margaret King of Oxford, authors of “Y’all Twins?”
It should be a laughter-filled, entertaining program with anecdotes of the sisters’ adventures and misadventures growing up in Oxford as twins.
The book is “about us, as identical twins, getting away with everything because we could,” Katherine King said.
The 12 honorees are:
• January: Corinne Pierce, The Pierce Foundation
• February: Donna Wright, fourth-grade teacher, Ramer (Tenn.) Elementary School
• March: Rebecca Spence, vice president/branch manager, Regions Bank
• April: Wendy Tally, sponsor, Alcorn Central Middle School Cheerleaders
• May: Dioannys Ortega, lean operation consultant, Kimberly-Clark
• June: Kim Roberts, co-owner, Ann’s Boutique
• July: Wendy Shinault, assistant vice president, Trustmark Bank
• August: Sheila Gardner, fourth-grade teacher, Selmer (Tenn.) Middle School
• September: Katie Dalton, bookkeeper/administrative assistant, Frank T. Dalton Family Dentistry
• October: Kamisha Edmond, stock room supervisor, Kirkland’s
• November: Nicole Petersen, owner, Memories of a Lifetime LLC
• December: Aricka Herman, administrative assistant, Caterpillar Inc.
WHAT: Phenomenal Women Award Gala
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Crossroads Arena Convention Center, South Harper at Levee Road, Corinth
FOR MORE information or to reserve tickets: (662) 286-2808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org