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Around Siouxland: 20th Annual Women’s Power Luncheon

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(KTIV) -- The 20th annual United Way of Siouxland Women's Power Luncheon is coming up in April.

The Power Luncheon is where United Way of Siouxland brings in over 1,000 women to have a nice lunch, hear from a special guest speaker and help raise funds for single-parent scholarships.

This year Erin Gruwell the keynote speaker. She is a teacher, author, and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. Her personal story, for those that don't recognize the name, is from the movie Freedom Writers, starring Hillary Swank.

During the luncheon, about 100 purses and some additional gifts will be given away in a raffle.

To purchase tickets for the luncheon go to or visit the United Way of Siouxland's Facebook page, their website, you can go to their office.

Gold tickets are a 130 dollars, so that includes the VIP reception where you get to meet Erin, take a picture with her, get some hors d'oeuvres, some champagne, or 55 dollars is the regular ticket.

The event is April 22 at the Marriot Center in South Sioux City. The VIP reception starts at 10 a.m., the doors open at 11 a.m. and the lunch serves at 11:30 a.m.

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