Friends of Susan B. Anthony to celebrate Women’s Equality Day

The Friends of Susan B. Anthony will celebrate Women’s Equality Day with their annual festive luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26.) 

This event, which began as an informal birthday party for Susan B. Anthony over forty years ago, is now held in conjunction with the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. 

Each year a local woman is recognized who exemplifies the spirit of Susan B. Anthony. This year, Shirley Bloodworth will be honored for her work to further civic education and her concerns for issues affecting the elderly. 

The featured speaker will be Ann Christiano, Director of the newly established Institute for Public Interest Communication at the University of Florida and a professor in the Department of Public Relations at UF’s College of Journalism. Her presentation is “Women and the Media.”

The luncheon will be held at the Wyndham Garden Conference Center at 11:30 a.m. and costs $25 for adults. For further information and reservations, contact June Littler at or at 352-371-6944, or go to 

The reservation deadline is August 20; no tickets will be sold at the door. Last year’s luncheon was sold out, so make reservations early.

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