Spring is blooming at Women’s Connection

Wanda Hanssen

Wanda Hanssen

Susan Reynhout

Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming. What a great time for a girlfriend get together. How about having brunch with your favorite friends? Invite them to join you on Thursday, April 9 for Women’s Connection Brunch in the Kingston Ballroom of Oakwood Clubhouse.

Owners Heather Norton and Haley McCoy of Paris Wigs and Extensions offer fashionable, stylish and top quality wigs and hair pieces to clients. Their mission is for clients to look and feel their best, and to face each day with confidence. Paris Wigs also caters to women with medical related hair loss by providing lightweight and comfortable options that look completely natural. Don’t miss their hands on educational presentation. You may learn how a new wig or hair piece can help you look and feel your best.

Wanda Hansen from Peoria, Illinois, will be our inspirational speaker with a talk titled “From Riches to Rags to Peace and Prosperity.” She speaks with humor about life as a dietitian and then as a top fashion model in South Africa. Wanda was born in South Africa and lived there for years until her family (husband, herself and two sons) immigrated to the United States in 1977. They ended up becoming beekeepers and eventually owning and operating five gourmet French bakeries and cafes in the Peoria, Illinois, area. The family still visits South Africa every year January through March. Wanda is involved in different women’s groups and does a lot of speaking and leads various classes. She and her husband enjoy bicycling and fitness.

Reservations are necessary and must be made by noon on Thursday, April 2 by calling Lydia Claflin at 480-802-2188, or Mary Longmire at 602-539-1672, or e-mailing Gail Jones at [email protected]. Cancellations need to be made no later than Monday, April 6 by 10:00 a.m. by calling Cindi Decker at 602-910-4842. Reservations not canceled must be honored. The cost is $15 inclusive at the door. This includes brunch, taxes, gratuity, speaker’s expenses, publicity, and miscellaneous fees. This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries; www.stonecroft.org.