Local Junior Aux celebrates service in April

From press reports

15,215 – The number of women serving their communities through the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. 279,613 – The number of service hours Junior Auxiliary members worked in their communities in 2010-11. $2,680,949 – The amount of money Junior Auxiliaries invested in eight southeastern states in 2010-11. Return on that investment – priceless. (Chapters can use the NAJA numbers or substitute their own.) The hard work goes on year-round, but during the first week of April each year, the Junior Auxiliary of Louisville pauses to say thanks to the community for another great year. A year packed with service to families and children through dozens of service projects that include everything from annual Easter Egg Hunt to Breakfast with Santa. Mayor Will Hill recognized the JA and thanked them for their service to the community while signing a proclamation recognizing JA Week Recently the JA of Louisville provided local youth with a enjoyable Saturday as it hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ivy Park and awarded the top winners in each age group. JA of Louisville has over a dozen active members who each donate hundreds of service hours every year to the chapter’s various projects. The chapter raises funds each year through a fun run held at the Red Hills Festival which is coming up in May and through other projects such as its annual tasting tea. Junior Auxiliary will be hosting a Tasting Tea on April 21, 2012 at the First Methodist Church from 11am to 1 pm. There will be a silent auction as well as great food. Tickets are $10 a piece and any JA member has plenty. Please call (662) 705-0703 for more information. Also if someone has a craft or donation that they would life to give, they are welcome. All proceeds go to help the children of Winston County. “This is such an exciting time for us, because it gives us a chance to thank all of the citizens of Winston County for supporting us in this work, and to recognize our wonderful our sponsors who help finance these projects” said a JA representative. “The families and children we serve are so deserving and thankful for this assistance, and none of that would be possible without the support of the entire community.” Junior Auxiliary has a rich history of service, and the Junior Auxiliary of Louisville, is carrying on that tradition. This Chapter embraces the founding principles of our national organization, “helping children and making a difference in their lives,” said Charlotte Seals, NAJA President. JA of Louisville is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, MS. NAJA has more than 15,000 active, associate, and life members in 101chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. The NAJA slogan is “Care Today – Character Tomorrow” and when teamed with the current focus of the Association, Junior Auxiliary Chapters are working more than ever before to increase awareness of child health and welfare and how it affects their futures. For more information, or to make a tax deductible donation to JA contact local members of the JA. For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org or call (662) 332-3000.