The Girl Scouts of Central Texas will honor five as Women of Distinction at a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 19, at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.

The five women are Kevelle Bailey, Sue Tullar Byrd, Betty Beyer Critchfield, Debbie Eoff and Alice Salazar.

Additionally, Dazzling Divas Boutique will be honored as the Workplace of Distinction.

At the signature fundraising event for the Girl Scouts, the organization brings together and honors local women leaders “whose dynamic leadership, professional accomplishments, and community contributions inspire us all to make the world a better place,” the event’s Facebook page states.

The proceeds from the annual event support the Girl Scouts leadership program.

The Bulletin has featured articles about the honorees in print editions and at

Dazzling Diva’s Boutique

Dazzling Divas came to be on April 1, 2011 in Brownwood with a passion of making all women feel beautiful.

The dream began when Brittany Cox was a little girl. She always dreamed of owning her own boutique. In high school she created a business plan and fine tuned it until she made it a reality.

The boutique employees are all women — generally young women in college. Cox tries to provide the young women with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for their future careers.

It is important they know their strengths and weaknesses along with the tools to succeed.

Dazzling Divas is about building relationships and friendships. The boutique comforts its customers when they are hurting and celebrates their wins. The boutique recently opened a second location.

The boutique partners with local charities during the year to help with fundraisers.

One project was Hearts for Harvey to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Brownwood and surrounding communities came together and collected two trailers of water, supplies, clothes and more than 800 bags full of toiletries.

A special creation is the “You are my home” T-shirts. All proceeds from the sales are donated to organizations that work with the foster child program.

For three years they have collected prom dresses to be given to those who couldn’t afford one. They have helped with the TJC Women’s Unit at Christmas and with the ARC and their run.

Divas would like to tell the younger generation, “Never give up. No matter what others say, no matter the obstacles that arise, never give up. Haters will always be there but if you truly believe in it, you can do anything.”