by Jennalee James
BOUNTIFUL—On April 11, Soroptimist International of Bountiful handed out several checks to 19 local charities and women in need, totaling $15,500 at its annual awards dinner.
The money was raised through several fundraisers, such as the Summer Garden Tour, Fall Fashion Show, and the Holiday Home Tour.
The recipients ranged from an organization that refurbishes donated cars for struggling mothers, to groups that provide counseling for children, winter clothing to Davis County children, or rescued kidnapped slaves. These organizations include the Bountiful Food Pantry, Cars That Care, Family Promise, and several others.
Two local women received the group’s signature project, the Live Your Dream cash awards, helping women train to better support their families. Four high school girls, Emily Djambov, Caroline Johnson, Emma Moulton, and Madison Nelson, received awards because of their volunteer work. Two others, Abby Child and Kate Olsen, received scholarships to attend Girls’ State, hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Julie Woodward, former Bountiful Soroptimist president, was name Soroptimist of the year.
“We are so happy to celebrate with these organizations in an evening made possible by the generosity of South Davis County people,” said Bountiful Soroptimist president, Peggy Robertson.