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1997 Okaloosa County Women's Hall of Fame Honorees
Soledad Bennes - Pioneer Award
Soledad Bennes - Worked to create better understanding of Asian cultures with a heritage festival, active with the Fil-Am Association and helped Asian newcomers in the area. Pioneer Inductee, inducted posthumously in 1997.
Camilla Caley - Contemporary Award
Camilla Caley - Began volunteering in 1969 as a Girl Scout leader, helped create the Rape Victim Advocate Program and the only shelter for spouse abuse victims. A licensing counselor for foster care with the Department of Children and Families. Contemporary Inductee in 1997.
Christian LaRoche - Pioneer Award
Christian LaRoche - a Pioneer Inductee for preserving the history of Okaloosa County at the Heritage Museum, which displays the many contributions women have made. Pioneer inductee in 1997.