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    State Sen. Greg Ball recently announced that 22 women from throughout the 40th Senate District have been nominated for the second annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

    Included nominees were Beekman resident Faye Garito and Pawling resident Rose Clarkson.

    Born and raised in Dutchess County, Garito grew up on a farm in Beekman and is a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Master Planning Committee, Economic Development Committee and Zoning Update Committee. Clarkson, who grew up in the Town of Pawling, served as town clerk for 25 years, retiring at age 77.

    Created and hosted by Ball, the Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame honors outstanding women from throughout the district.

    “The Women of Distinction Ceremony was a project I launched in recognition of Women’s History Month and inspired by the accomplished and outstanding women I have had the privilege of collaborating with through my current tenure serving the people of the 40th Senate District,” Ball said in a statement

    The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame will be hosted at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel. The honorees will also be included on a “Traveling Wall of Fame” that will be on display throughout Ball’s district. (ARTICLE)