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Bost to hold Women’s Fair featuring Jackie Joyner-Kersee


From Illinois Business Journal news services

Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, will play host to a Women’s Fair featuring six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee this Saturday, Oct. 24. The event at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville is free to the public with RSVP.

“All throughout Southern Illinois I have been conducting meetings with women representing various backgrounds and occupations to discuss issues that are important to them and their families,” said  Bost. “This women’s fair will be our biggest event to date and will feature prominent women from across the district. I am excited to hear their stories of determination, commitment and faith in achieving the success they enjoy today.”

Among those participating with Bost are his wife, Tracy; Joyner-Kersee, an East St. Louis native; Col. Laura L. Lenderman, commander, 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott AFB; and Dr. Georgia Costello, president of SWIC.

Panelists will include several women experienced in health care, education and business.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the official program begins at 9:15 a.m. at SWIC’s Main Complex Theatre, 2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville. To register, log on to and click on the event.

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