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Women’s Day Celebrated In Style

Coral Sea Resort was transformed into a sea of purple and white on Sunday when around 120 people celebrated International Women’s Day with the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays.

The guests were greeted to a glass of sparkles on arrival and enjoyed a three-course meal that set the stage for a sensational afternoon.

At the event the young and talented Scarlet Foti was given recognition for her astonishing work.

At just 17 she has developed a self-guided book for neurodivergent children and has an active involvement in various community services, such as Occupational Therapy Whitsundays and she also teaches for the Music Evolution.

Scarlet was given a scholarship on the day and congratulated by all in attendance.

Dame Carol Kidu also attended the event and donated a handcrafted item from Papua New Guinea which was auctioned off during the afternoon.

Member for Whitsunday, Amanda Camm and Julie Hall, Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor were also in attendance.

The event was full of raffles and auctions, and it served as Zonta’s fundraiser for their many ongoing projects and scholarship.

The Zonta Club of the Whitsunday expresses its gratitude to all donations and sponsors that participated in making the weekend’s event so special and impactful.

Zonta is a group based in the Whitsundays with the mission to raise money for struggling women, whether that would be women in third world countries or local.

The Zonta Club of the Whitsundays hold monthly meetings every third Thursday and everyone is welcome to join.

Photo credit: Rachael Smith

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