Saturday, September 27, 2008

Past Award Winners Share Their Thoughts

Betsy McGuire, 2000 Women's Life Award recipient
"Being selected as the recipient of this award was a huge surprise. My mother just happened to be visiting at that time and was able to attend the luncheon with me at the last minute. I will always cherish the memory that she was with me and I was able to share this unexpected honor with her."

Bonita Church, 2001 Women's Life Award recipient
"My family and I have always been active in our community and state. We take great joy in giving and being involved. This recognition was greatly appreciated and very meaningful.

Raye Turner, 2002 Women's Life Award recipient
"Honestly, my first response when I received the award was not a structured sentence. It was Wow! What an honor! I also remember listening to the many accomplishments and contributions attributed to these women, and was proud to be associated with those that demonstrated a strong conviction and dedication to serving others in our community."

Verna Daniels, 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
"I was simply flabbergasted -- so surprised! I thought, surely they didn't mean me? What an honor! This recognition made me more determined than ever to help where I can."

Senator Sharon Trusty, 2003 Women's Life Award recipient
"To me, the Women's Life Award symbolizes the value we as individuals and as a group place on the quality of our workmanship. This award is a good reminder that community service has become synonymous with America. There is a distinguished group of ladies who have been honored in this way in the past, and to be recognized by one's peers with this award is the highest honor in any category!"

"A basic part of our character is formed as we contribute to our fellowman and I like to think that I, too, have grown as an individual because of my involvement in community and civic affairs."

Maysel Teeter, 2004 Women's Life Award recipient
"It was a complete surprise and honor. I was at the festival under a ruse to see Martha Williams receive her award. She is such an icon. I couldn't believe I had won, as I've done nothing that another woman couldn't or wouldn't do. Women are so pressed to handle everything these days -- every woman deserves this award."

Martha Williams, 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
"The award was very meaningful to me and my family. I have cherished it through the years and am still astounded and surprised at my selection. It has been one of the highlights of my life."

2008 Women's Life and Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

2008 Women's Life Award Winner - Harriet Thone
Hometown: Russellville, AR

Known as a civic leader, Harriet was awarded the 2008 Women’s Life Award for her contributions and presence in the community. Maysel Teeter, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, presented Harriet her award.

2008 Women's Life Award Winner - Mary Cohoon
Hometown: Russellville, AR

A well-known figure in the community, Mary is greatly recognized for her exemplary volunteer efforts and was awarded the 2008 Women's Lifetime Achievement Award.

2008 Style Show Participants

What A Treat! The Brunch Style Show featured hot looks from these local retailers:

Formal Affairs
Cato & Cato Plus
The Mulberry Bush
M. Hill's

2008 Silent Purse Auction and Jewelry Sale

Purse Auction
Place a bid - and may the best women win! A wide selection of stylish purses and handbags will be up for auction. All proceeds will benefit the Women's Life Nursing Scholarship Fund.

Contributors include:
Copper Pig and Copper Pig Kids
Rose Drug
III's Company
Flower's Etc.
Formal Affairs
M. Hills
Russellville Medical Supply
USA Drug
C&D Drug Store
Ewing Video Palace & Tropical Tanning/You-Nique Boutique

$5 - $10 Jewelry Sale and Fabulous Door Prizes

2008 Information Booths

Saint Mary's Women's and Children's - Health Information

Studio Younique - Scheduling and Photo Package Information

The Mirage - Chair Massage and Service Information

Ewing Photography - Scheduling and Photo Package Information

Ewing Video Palace & Tropical Tanning/You-Nique Boutiqe - Package Information and Product Display

C & D Drug Store - Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Information

Reflections Tea Room - Samples and Booking Information

Bow-K's and Formal Affairs - Tabletop Design Ideas and Formal Attire Display/Information

Starbucks - Free samples of coffee and desserts

Royalty Tours - Luxury Motor Coach Tour Information

Belk - Designer Clothing and Jewelry Display/Information

maurices - Clothing and Accessories Display/Information

2008 Health Screenings

Millard Henry Clinic - Blood Pressure Screening

Saint Mary's Wellness Fitness Center - Body Fat Composition and Waist Circumference

Aqular Foot Care Clinic - Foot Assessment

Saint Mary's Home Health - Breast Self Exam Education (private exams available)

Pope County EMS - Blood Pressure Screening

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center - Fasting Lipid Profile (8-hour fast required)

Russellville Medical Center - Pulse Oximeter Screening

Russellville Eye Clinic, PA - Vision Screening by Kimberly R. Patterson, D.O.

Saint Mary's Outpatient Therapy Center - Blood Sugar Screening and Fall Risk Assessment

Russellville Gynecology Clinic - Blood Pressure Screening, Birth Control and Hormone Replacement Therapy Information

VSPA - Sun Damage Screening

Snell Prosthetics - Bra Sizing

American Heart Association - Heart Health Information

Nominate Someone Special!

Part of the Women's Life Festival includes a Women's Life Award and a Women's Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to download the PDF Nomination Form. Take a moment and reflect on the women who have enriched your life and nominate your choices for recognition. Please mail or email the form when complete.