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Zonta Foundation awards outstanding women, girls

The Syracuse Zonta Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Crystal Award Ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday May 1 at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse. The Crystal Award is presented to an outstanding female community leader who supports the advancement of women.

This year, a Crystal Award will be presented to both Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. The foundation will also present community service grants to worthy local projects and numerous scholarships and awards to women and girls continuing their education in areas such as business, the sciences, and music. Last year, awards exceeded $14,000.

This year's event, an English Tea Luncheon, will feature a half-hour of inspirational music performed by Special Event Music. Motivational humorist Yvonne Conte will speak on the positive power of humor. Raffle baskets will be available too.

Syracuse Zonta Foundation, established by the Zonta Club of Syracuse, is part of Zonta International, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy, founded in 1919.

The event promises to be an uplifting day for attendees. Tickets are $35 per person/$350 for table of 10, and can be purchased by mailing a check payable to the Syracuse Zonta Foundation, c/o EMSI, 523 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY 13066. For ticket information, call Anne at 637-7780.

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