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Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Louisville's McClure to speak
at Carroll County Chamber dinner

By Don Ward
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON, Ky. (August 2004) – Tori Murden McClure, the first American and first woman of any nationality to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, will speak Aug. 10 at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner. The event, which includes a silent auction to benefit the chamber’s scholarship program, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Gen. Butler State Resort Park’s Conference Center.

Tori McClure

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Tori Murden McClure

In addition to her Atlantic Ocean rowing feat, Murden was the first woman to ski to the South Pole and climb Lewis Nunatuk in the Antarctic. The Louisville native and resident graduated from Louisville Collegiate School in 1981, Smith College in 1985, Harvard University in 1989 and the University of Louisville School of Law in 1995. She has received numerous awards including the Kentucky Derby Festival Silver Horseshoe Award, given in honor of exemplary courage, determination and service to the community; Outstanding Kentuckian Award; and was the first woman to receive the Peter Bird Trophy, given during the DiJon Adventure Film Festival. She was inducted into the Kentucky Hall of Fame on Sept. 11, 2000.
Tickets for the dinner are $25 per person. Tables are available for companies with eight per table.

For information or to purchase tickets, call the chamber office at (502) 732-7034. To donate items to the silent auction, call Cindy Dunn at (502) 732-6669.

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