From the editor’s desk
Passion. It is a word with a definition that is as fleeting and elusive as the feelings it evokes. I’m not talking about the passion between two souls, who yearn for one another. Instead, I’m speaking of the emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual feelings one has for the things they do — their calling in life, so to speak. Passion is a difficult word to describe, but last Thursday, I saw 10 women who own plenty of passion. They are women who have made an incredible difference in the Illinois Valley. They are the inaugural group of our Women of Distinction.
On Thursday at Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby, a packed room was on hand to honor these 10 most-deserving women: Kim Abel of Mendota; Kathy Casstevens of Utica, Mary Ann Cernovich of Sheffield; Lisa Clinton of Cherry; Dawn Conerton of Magnolia; Pat Schou of Princeton; Nedda Simon of Princeton; Loretta Volker of Princeton; Judith Wilkins Wright of rural Tiskilwa; and Teresa Zearing of Princeton.
The passion these 10 women exhibit on a daily basis in their respective communities and beyond is amazing. They have humbled me, and I feel honored to have been a part of this fun-filled event.
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