A women and girls empowerment event was held in Agawam Saturday in honor of Women’s History Month.
The 9th Annual “First Lady’s Luncheon” was held at Chez Josef Saturday afternoon.
Hundreds of women attended the fundraiser event dressed in turquoise, which was designated the color of the year.
This year’s keynote speaker was acclaimed actress Lynn Whitfield. She told 22News, “I’m so honored that I was invited to be a part of this, that we are celebrating and encouraging women to realize their power.”
22News anchor Ciara Speller emceed the event.
All proceeds will benefit Helping Hands, the non-profit organization of St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield.