women’s empowerment group hosts banquet in Cove | Local news

The Women Empowerment Sisters held a Sunday banquet at Copperas Cove to honor and bring together more than two dozen members of the support group.

“I just wanted to put this together to thank everyone,” Letisha Hunt said.

Hunt, owner of the organization, said it had reached 54 members since its inception in September.

“It was amazing,” she said.

The group, which Hunt says is made up largely of military women, military spouses and people living in transitional situations, largely operates as a private Facebook group.

According to Hunt, the group strives to provide solutions and support each member in a safe and comfortable environment.

Hosted at the Quality Inn in Copperas Cove, the event was made possible by Cassandra Jenkins, General Manager of the property.

“I wanted to support my sister,” Jenkins said.

Alyssa Lopez, a military wife, said the banquet was a great way to meet the members of the group and support Hunt. Lopez had nothing but praise for Hunt, who she said paved the way for a great support group.

“She is known for bringing people together,” she said.

Hunt explained that the group includes members from central Texas, but also from several other states. The reason is due to the composition of the members. Because the members are often tied to the military, the group grows larger each time the members move to a new city.

Members from across the country donated gifts, which were on display at the banquet.

The banquet began at 4:30 p.m. and was still in progress when the Herald left at 5:45 p.m.

Mara R. Wilmoth