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100th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Irving
and Honoring Women of
Irving's History
Saturday, April 26th

Honoring Women of Irving’s History will be part of the 100th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Irving program on Saturday, April 26, at the Irving Arts Center Carpenter Hall, 3333 North MacArthur, and will begin at 7pm. The evening’s event will recognize the accomplishments of ten women who have been significant in their contributions to the development of the City of Irving, Texas, as well as represent the many and various contributions of all Irving women over the years.
Those women to be honored are:

Virginia Orpha Fulton
Dorothy Grace Bald Brandon Gilbert
Earlie Mae Collins Wheeler
Bettie Ruth Farley Peck
Marjorie Darden Parrish
Gene Lane Harmon
Elizabeth Ann Dupree Carpenter
Helen Marie Kennedy Gehan
Mary Jo Wyatt Deatherage
Carla Hardy Corry Smith





All guests are asked to sign the guest book that evening and family members of the honorees are asked to identify themselves for special recognition. The event is open to the public with free admission. A reception will be in the lobby following the program.

Artwork of the After School Program at the Irving Parks and Recreation Centers will be shared as well. Their theme was “What I Like Best About Irving” with a variety of results. The artists will also be recognized during the evening’s program.

As part of the 7th Annual Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man, the month long series of activities include an Irving Trivia contest, family movies, book discussions, “A Literary Conversation With Washington Irving,” online activities and special exhibits throughout the city. It is sponsored by the Irving Heritage Society, City of Irving, Irving Independent School District, Irving Black Arts Council, and the Irving Public Library. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is also funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.

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For additional information, call 972-252-3838.