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The 2019 Woman of Inspiration fundraising dinner for Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas was held Oct. 25 at the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom.

Guests were welcomed by Dawn Scott. After a dinner -- which included spinach salad, lump crab cake with remoulade sauce, Chicken Saltimbocca served with Asiago polenta and roasted asparagus and praline cheesecake with caramel sauce for dessert -- there was a fashion show by Lourdes Chaves presented by Barbara Jean. This was followed by a performance from Allie Graves.

Donna Malone of Arkadelphia was honored as the 2019 Woman of Inspiration. She was presented the award by Percy Malone. Shayla Copas received the 2019 Blue Ribbon Award presented by her husband, Scott Copas. Closing remarks were by honorary event chairwoman and first lady Susan Hutchinson.

Money raised at the event will benefit Children's Advocacy Centers, which help abused and neglected children. Kerry Moody and Heather McKim were event chairwomen.

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