Common Threads awardees selected for April 16 honor

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Common Threads awardees selected for April 16 honor

Six women representing Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced and Tulare counties will be honored for their agricultural, philanthropic and community service at the 14th annual Common Threads luncheon on April 16 at California State University, Fresno.

The Common Threads Award recipients for 2010 are: Barbara Bigelow of Madera, Robin Rogers-Dale of Reedley, Judy Walt Jameson of Tulare, Sue Lafferty of Hanford, Jean Okuye of Livingston and Susie Snedden of Maricopa.

The Common Threads luncheon begins at 11:15 a.m. April 16, at the University Courtyard Dining Hall on campus. It will feature Fresno State wines, a raffle and the Common Threads Award presentation.

An educational workshop on education, community gardens and philanthropy will kick off the morning’s events in the university’s Henry Madden Library.

Tickets are $35 prior to April 9; $50 per person after the deadline. Space is limited. Net proceeds raised from the luncheon go to the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (Ag Leadership), Ag One Foundation (Fresno State) and charities of the honorees’ choice.

Common Threads is a collaborative effort of Ag Leadership, Fresno State’s Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and the Ag One Foundation.

For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Bell at Ag Leadership, 916.928.2249, or Christy Melvold at Ag One, 559.278.4266.