Women's Hall of Fame 1997

Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women
OCCSW

1997 Honorees

Soledad Bennes – Pioneer Award
Camilla Caley – Contemporary Award
Christian LaRoche – Pioneer Award

Soledad Bennes

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

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

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.