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Soroptimist Luncheon Packs Bianchi Community Center
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Local baker Jannelle Carrillo delighted the palate with delicious cupcakes for the Cowgirl Christmas Luncheon hosted by the Soroptimist International of Oakdale on Wednesday, Dec. 1, while attendees enjoyed a — naughty or nice — complimentary beverage. KIM VAN METER/THE LEADER

Civic-minded, empowered ladies packed the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Wednesday, Dec. 1 for the Soroptimist International of Oakdale Cowgirl Christmas Luncheon.

With live music provided by Ava Grace, delicious cupcakes provided by Jannelle Carrillo and a lively fashion show by Kristine’s Designer Clothing, attendees had a grand time perusing the silent auction and raffle table while enjoying a catered luncheon of smoked chicken breast or pulled pork. Soroptimist International is all about empowering future female leaders by investing in dreams and supporting women.

The Community Center rang with laughter and chatter as attendees thoroughly enjoyed the event after a year in lockdown.

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