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Thanks for Your Support! Another Great Event!

The Junior League of Greater Alton would like to thank everyone for their support and contribution to the fourth annual Bowling Tournament.  The tournament was held Saturday, June 10, at Bowl Haven Lanes in Alton.

“Turnout was great this year, and everyone had a lot of fun,” said Jill Tueth, JLGA Bowling Tournament Committee Chair. “I just want to thank everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success – especially Bowl Haven, for letting us use their fantastic venue again this year.”

Junior League of Greater Alton would also like to thank our sponsors for the event:

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The winners of the 2017 JLGA Bowling Tournament were (left to right) Jerry and Jaime Dwiggins, Stacey Vambaketes, Stephanie Preston, Jeff Link and Steve Brinkman. Photo by Shelli Oliver

Funds raised at this event will be used to fund JLGA’s Family Literacy project, as well as the organization’s various Community Outreach volunteering efforts.

JLGA hosts several fundraisers each year to support the organization’s efforts, which include training and empowering women leaders through volunteerism in the community. In addition to an issue based community impact project, JLGA members also take part in various volunteer efforts throughout the community each year, including, most recently, Bucket Brigade and the First Presbyterian Church’s Saturday Cafe.

The Junior League of Greater Alton, established in 1952, is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to empowering women and making the community in and around the Riverbend a better place for a diverse population of children and their families. Upon researching the area’s needs, JLGA most recently teamed up with Lewis and Clark Community College’s GED program to help improve family literacy in the region. JLGA is a chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and is dedicated to the training and development of local women leaders and volunteers making an impact in the community. To learn more, visit www.juniorleaguealton.org.

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Get “Uncorked & Uncapped” with JLGA March 12

ALTON – The Junior League of Greater Alton is excited to announce the date of its annual wine, beer and spirits tasting event, “Uncorked & Uncapped,” to run from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton.

“Last year, despite a snowstorm, the event was very well attended and supported,” said event chair Abby Lett. “We are excited to host the event again, and are looking forward to an even more successful turnout. It is a wonderful evening, and the proceeds of the event will help fund Junior League’s mission to support women and children in the River Bend area.”

Tickets are $25 per person, which includes tastings of various wines and beers, plus two vouchers to sample spirits. Delicious hors devours will be provided, and a cash bar is also available. Participants must be 21 to attend.

Buy tickets from any Junior League member, or purchase them online now.

If you have any questions, please contact Abby Lett at abby.lett2@gmail.com, or by phone at (636) 541-6128.

The Junior League of Greater Alton is a not-for-profit organization of local women that has been promoting volunteerism since 1952. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised by JLGA throughout the year are used to fund projects/agencies supported by Junior League, including Lewis and Clark Community College’s Family Literacy program, which assists parents in attaining their GEDs, career exploration, parenting workshops, family visits with literacy activities, library events and support services; the OASIS Women’s Center, which provides shelter and support for battered women and/or homeless, chemically dependent women and their children; Riverbend Headstart, which provides early childhood education for children living in poverty or who are challenged with special circumstances; and the Riverbender.com Community Center, which provides a safe environment for middle school and high school aged children to interact and learn.

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Turkey Ball Raises $2,511 for Boys & Girls Club of Alton

IMG_9708 TOURNEYOn Saturday, Nov. 14, our 2015 Provisional Class hosted the JLGA’s first Turkey Ball Kickball Tournament at Gordon Moore Park in Alton, and raised $2,511 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Alton.

The funds raised will help to provide additional scholarships for the before and after school programs at the club.

The kickball tournament was just one part of this year’s provisional project. The ladies also hosted a Dining Out For A Cause event at Mike Shannon’s Restaurant on Nov. 18, and collected feminine hygiene products from members at JLGA’s Christmas Party. The items collected were donated to the Alton Boys & Girls Club for young ladies in need of such items.

Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to these projects’ success!