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Distinguished county women to be honored
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The Stanislaus County Commission for Women will honor the six Outstanding Women, five Outstanding Young Women of 2017 and one Woman of History on Saturday, March 11.

This year's Outstanding Women honorees are Mary Burton, Linda Knoll, Janice Lucero, Patricia Portwood, Karen Servas and Susan Shewmake. The Outstanding Young Women honorees are Anoop Bains, Hailey Brown, Alexa Duarte, Emily Reynoso and Shivani Thakur. Vivian Marie Fauria will be honored as the Woman of History.

The 38th annual dinner and award ceremony will be held at the Assyrian Cultural Center of Bet-Nahrain, 3119 Central Ave., Ceres. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a no-host social hour and dinner at 6:30.

The cost is $45, and paid reservations are required by March 6. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information, call 404-4414 or email Dinner information and the reservation form can be found at

SCCW honors women who have demonstrated exemplary service to the community as it relates to the objectives of the SCCW:

• To promote issues that concern women of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds and beliefs.

• To promote within women the knowledge of their strengths and resources and to support women in the pursuit of their individual choices.

• To validate and celebrate the achievements of women collectively and individually throughout Stanislaus county.

• To support legislation and programs which address the needs of all women and children.