On Monday night, some of the best and brightest were honored at the YWCA's "Tribute to Women."
It was a packed house for Monday evening's award ceremony in downtown Wheeling when five area women were given the distinct awards for advancing the goal of ending racism and empowering women.
This year's list of honorees include: Kathy Szafran, Dr. Dianna Vargo, Kathy Shappell, Marlene Midget, Kate Crosbie, and Jamie Crow.
"The distinguished women to be honored this evening are a true testament to the mission and vision of the YWCA," a speaker noted. In addition to the award ceremony, those in attendance also enjoyed quite the set up of food and drinks.
The proceeds from the night's event go to other YWCA events in the coming months.