Rose Day Ceremony honors local women

Rose Day Ceremony honors local women

MARQUETTE — Earlier today seven local women that strive to advance the economic, financial and health status of women were recognized for the positive impact they’ve made on their community.

Those women received a yellow rose and a certificate at the annual Rose Day Ceremony hosted by the Zonta Club of Marquette.

This year’s recipients were Tonja Acker–Richards, Priscilla Burnham, Pam Christensen, Kacie Hanford, Aoy LaChappelle Trick, Sarah Peura Koski, and Ann Pierson.

One thing that can be summarized by each of these women, is their character.

“They’re passionate about what they do,” said Committee Chair Lucille Contois, “and they want to extend that to as many people, and make an impact in people’s lives for the better. It might be there volunteerism, it might be that they’re particularly effective in their jobs, in their professions, going above and beyond, reaching out to the community in many different ways and making a difference in people’s lives.”

The Rose Day Ceremony has been going on for over two dozen years. This year’s event was held at the Women’s Federated Clubhouse in Marquette. The recipients honored are chosen by the community and members of Zonta.

For more information about Zonta and what they do, click here.