The scene at Showroom in downtown Keene was celebratory Thursday as 10 local women were honored for their work on behalf of their communities at The Keene Sentinel’s annual Extraordinary Women awards.

This year’s honorees, featured in a special publication in today's Sentinel, are Mindy Cambiar, Shay Croteau, Kimberley Diemond, Anjalee Dreher, Dawn Martin, Susan Maydwell, Katrina Nugent, Phyllis Phelps, Denise Thomas and Caragh Wilder.

Paul Miller, former executive editor of The Sentinel, emceed Thursday's event, with Cheshire Medical Center serving as presenting sponsor.