Plans finalized for Zonta Woman of the Year Banquet

Plans are being finalized for the 47th annual Woman of the Year Banquet sponsored by the Zonta Club of Alpena. The banquet, which is themed “Springtime in Paris,” will be held April 24 at the Holiday Inn of Alpena, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

This annual award is presented to a woman whose involvement and contributions in the community supports Zonta’s mission to enhance the status of women. The recipient of the award is unaware of the honor that is to be bestowed, and her name is kept confidential until the night of the banquet.

Penny Boldrey will serve as the emcee for the evening and the Woman of the Year presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. and includes Caesar salad, roast beef rouladen with redskin potatoes and honey carrots. A dessert table featuring double-chocolate cake and bread pudding with a caramel bourbon sauce will top off the dinner.

The keynote speaker is Jackie Krawczak, executive director of the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce. A drawing will take place for a $1,000 shopping spree at Bolenz Jewelry at 7:30 p.m. Jewelry raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each or six for $5 and they are available at Bolenz Jewelry or from any Zonta Club of Alpena member.

While April 24 is Administrative Professionals Day, Zontians encourage employers to purchase tickets as a way to recognize and to show appreciation for administrative professionals’ contributions in the workplace. In addition, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, this would also be an excellent opportunity to honor a special woman or women, and treat them to a wonderful evening.

Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at the Bank of Alpena, Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, McNash Life-Energy Institute and Zolnierek Insurance Agency.

For more information, call Luciana King at 354-3131.