SALT LAKE CITY — Sheri L. Dew, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, was honored Nov. 3 by Utah-California Women with the Utah Heritage Award. Presenting her with the award, including a large portrait and a gold medallion imprinted with a Sego Lily and a California Poppy, was Carole Mikita of KSL News-Channel 5 in Salt Lake City. Some 850 women attended the luncheon at the Salt Lake Marriott.
"We picked her for her contribution to mankind," said Phyllis Hillyard, a member of the board of directors for Utah-California Women, a non-profit organization promoting moral and spiritual heritage, charity and womanhood. The Utah Heritage Award is presented annually by Utah-California Women to a woman of Utah heritage who has made "outstanding contributions to family, friends, Church and community."