Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Luncheon in Anniston

A local organization is recognizing women in our community for their efforts to improve the places where they live and do business. The Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama held its annual Women of Distinction luncheon at the Anniston City Meeting Center, today. The awards that were given during the ceremony were the Girl Scouts Gold Award-for a girl who has become a community leader, the Women of Distinction award was given to nine women who provide significant contributions to their professions, and the Frances E. Couch award, which is a lifetime achievement award was given to a woman in leadership and service. Sonde Coleman of BBVA Compass was one of the women awarded the Women of Distinction award and she expressed her gratitude to the Girl Scouts organization for the honor and her commitment to their mission. Deputy Director of the Alabama and Georgia Land Trust, Anna Berry was awarded the Frances E. Couch Award. And, according to the event officials, she was recognized because of her longtime ample volunteerism and extensive community service and her excellence in the world of business. The Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama’s Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon supports more than 15,000 girl members and 5,000 adults within its 36 county area. It is one of the council’s largest fundraising events.

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