A group of 38 women from the Cherokee area traveled by bus to Des Moines on May 1 to attend the two-day "Women of Faith" conference at the Wells Fargo Arena. Several inspirational speakers and singers addressed the theme of 'A Grand New Day" during the conference. The "Women of Faith" tour visits 29 cities in the United States over the course of a year.
Before returning home on Saturday, the Cherokee women enjoyed a supper at the Iowa Machine Shed. The Cherokee group's trip was arranged by Pat Friedrichsen of Larrabee. Next year's conference will be held in Omaha, on August 13-14, 2010.