Annual Women's Hall of Fame LuncheonOkaloosa County on the Status of Women
Since 2014, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce has been delighted to sponsor the Annual Women’s Hall of Fame Luncheon. This event is typically held during March, Women’s History Month, and is the only formal occasion on which these remarkable women get together.
In October 2016, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted the luncheon at Northwest Florida State College and invited the cast and crew of Black Angels Over Tuskegee, an award-winning off-Broadway play. The cast members dined with the ladies and then presented a riveting excerpt from the play.
2016 Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon
The ladies with the cast and crew of Black Angels Over Tuskegee.
Actor Lamar K. Cheston with Mary Lou Reed
Chamber Chair-Elect Bill Roberts and actor Anthony Goss
Eddie Mae Owens and actor Melvin Huffnagle
Actor David Roberts and Aimee Shaffer
Actor Anthony Goss, OCCSW Member Patricia Payne, and actor Lamar Cheston
In March 2015, the speaker was Patricia Barnes, the owner of Sister Schubert’s Rolls. A part-time resident of Mary Esther, Mrs. Barnes told the inspiring story of building her business.
2015 Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon
Daily News Photographer Nick Tomecek directing the ladies for their photo.
The lunch was held at the Four Points by Sheraton.
The host was Ted Corcoran, President/CEO of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Our speaker was Patricia Barnes of Sister Schubert Rolls fame.
Of course they served Sister Schubert rolls!
Chamber Board Chair LA Woodall presented Mrs. Barnes with a check for her foundation.