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March 25, 2014

Leave them laughing

Zonta’s celebration of women has Wichita Falls JP dishing out luncheon humor


Story after story, the jokes rolled on, and the audience seemed to fall in love with Sons’ persona. However, beyond all the laughter lied a serious message, which appeared to be the real medicine Sons came to share.

“I am telling you, you as ladies, you are the ones that are there to encourage,” Sons said. “We, as mothers, have that heart that we are there to pick [people] up. ... You and I are here for a reason. You are there with that child that may need a ‘hand-up,’ [or] with that coworker that may need a hand to learn, to grow and to become all they can be. You are the ones that will do that because you care about your fellow people.”

When Sons walked off the stage, the people cheered with what little energy they had from laughing so hard and were left to ponder the depth of what she had just shared.

Local honorees

During the luncheon, three local women, Palo Pinto General Hospital Women’s Services Director Carolyn Holt, RN, LeAnn Johnson, of Children’s Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County, and Clark Gardens Executive Director Carol Clark Montgomery were honored for their distinguished work in the community.

Zonta International was founded in 1919, and is a prominent international women’s advocacy group with more than 30,000 members hailing from 1,200 clubs in 66 countries, according to Zonta International’s website.

“Mineral Wells Zonta Club was formed on Dec. 10, 1955,” Malone said. “We currently have about 40 members.”

Local Zonta projects include:

• Meals on Wheels.

• Palo Pinto General Hospital.

• Girl’s State.

• United Way.

• Coats for Kids

• Relay for Life.

• Annual Zonta scholarships.

• Z-Club.

• Back Pack Buddies.

• Project Graduation.

• Mineral Wells Center of Life.

• “Look Good, Feel Better” program.

For more information on Zonta International, visit www.zonta.org.

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