Hickory – Friends of Ridgeview Library and Women’s Resource Center invite the community to join together at an Awards Program and Reception to celebrate and honor contributions by women around the world and in this region during International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8, in conjunction with Women’s History Month. This celebration will be held from 6 to 7 pm at the Ridgeview Public Library.

Guest speaker Felicia Culbreath-Setzer, Regional Operations Director for the Department of Commerce, is a community leader, motivational speaker, and mentor. She made history with her appointment as Regional Operations Director, as she is the first African American to hold his position in the State of North Carolina.

Following Mrs. Culbreath-Setzer’s remarks, the 2018 Community Service awardees will be formally recognized. The awardees include: Faye Dula, Dr. Anita Montes, and Fran Syptak. Each of these outstanding individuals has made important contributions to the citizens of this community through their professional leadership, volunteer hours, and generosity.

Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 1st Street and 7th Avenue SW, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center. All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hannah Norcutt at the Ridgeview Library, 828-345-6037 or [email protected] or visit the library’s website at www.hickorync.gov/library.