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Alger Women of Honor Observance planned

August 29, 2012
By JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MUNISING - The Alger Women of Honor Observance will focus on education when three area women are added to the honor roll Thursday.

The observance will begin with a social gathering at 5:30 p.m. at the Alger County Heritage Center in Munising, with the program getting under way at 6 p.m. The theme for this year is "Women's Education, Women's Empowerment."

This is the 18th annual recognition of Alger County women who have lead enriched lives through work, hobby, volunteerism or everyday living.

The honorees this year include Marcella Jo Carlson of Chatham, who was nominated to the honor roll for her special education efforts; Sharon Nelson-Curtice of Rumely, who will be recognized for her home-based education of her children; and Peggy Carberry of Munising, who will be honored for her community contributions.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is sponsoring the event.

The Women of Honor Observance celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

"I am very pleased that Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the park staff have a long-standing tradition of celebrating this important day in the evolution of women's rights," Pictured Rocks Superintendent Jim Northup said. "We look forward to joining in congratulating these special women in our community."

For more information on the event, contact Pictured Rocks headquarters at 387-2607.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.



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