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“Western Spirit Southern Charm:” Women in Longview day looms

“Western Spirit, Southern Charm” is the theme for the 27th Women in Longview Day from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 27, at the Maude Cobb Convention Center. Skip Hollandsworth, noted Texas Monthly staff writer and co-author of the acclaimed movie, Bernie, will be the keynote speaker. According to Sandra Skoog, event chair, the primary purpose of Women in Longview Day is to celebrate the achievements and diversity of the city’s outstanding women. This event provides opportunities to learn, network, shop, fellowship, and be inspired. Men are also welcome and often come for the luncheon, style show, and speaker. Seminar sessions include “Women of Fortitude from the Frontier to the Future” by Mary Murdoch; “Keeping Your Southern Charm, E and Otherwise” by Lisa Simmons and Morgan Strong; “Women and Money: Taking Care of Your Financial Future” by Donna Bobo and Craig Morton of Austin Bank.

Other activities include continental breakfast, exhibits, and vendors. In addition, Women in Longview, Inc. will also present $9000 in college scholarships to two adult women and to five graduating high school senior women. The Grace Shore Memorial Scholarship and the Hazel Hickey Woman of Excellence Scholarship will be bestowed upon two adult women who are pursuing their dreams of entering or returning to college. Five scholarships will also be given to graduating high school women.

Selections will be made based on financial need, academic achievement, activities and community involvement, letters of recommendation, and personal statements.

Applications are due March 1, 2014 and may be accessed at www.womeninlongview.org or by contacting Sandra Skoog at 903-759-7564. All applicants must be residents of or attend a high school in Gregg County. Tickets are $25 and are available at Barron’s or at Texas Bank and Trust (downtown) or by contacting Lynan Day at 903-235-5191. To exhibit, contact Bobbie King at 903-445-4583, or to sponsor, contact Jerry Anne Jurenka at 903-663-0025. For more information, visit our website www.womeninlongview.org or Facebook.

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