JLGA welcomed 14 women into our membership on December 14. We are excited to have these enthusiastic women join us in community improvement through volunteerism and the empowerment of women!
Riverbender.com featured us in their Charity Countdown to Christmas for 2017. Check us out!
ALTON – Quality Buick GMC Cadillac and Junior League of Alton are involved in a multitude of community service projects, but one of their favorites now is the Stock Santa’s Sleigh Day held at the dealership.
This was the third year in a row for the Stock Santa’s Sleigh Day and once again it was a success.
Our 2017 Provisional Class wrapped up their new member project on 12/6/17 – and presented a big check to the folks at Beverly Farm. In total, they will have raised $2,300 to benefit this amazing local home to nearly 400 people who live with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Along with several active members of League, the members also sang carols with the residents prior to the check presentation – great crowd! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!
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Members donated time, Christmas treasures, and talent on Sunday, Dec. 3 to decorate Wish and Wear Dress Rentals (owned by our very own Abby Ontis) as our entry in the 2017 Best Christmas Display Contest.
The contest is an effort to decorate Broadway storefronts and help Alton get into the Christmas spirit.
JLGA participated in the Community Hope Center’s Thanksgiving Day meal delivery effort again this year. Check out our coverage in The Telegraph.
Leaguers Amber Haring and Beth Wiemers delivered snack items off of the Alton Boys & Girls Club’s Wish List to a very thankful group this month. Snacks were donated by members at the October General Membership meeting.
The program serves snacks four days per week to around 150 youth per day. Contact Al Womack, Jr. at (618) 462-6249 for more information about the programs needs.
JLGA members and their families posed as witches and wizards and paraded through the streets of Alton during the annual Alton Halloween parade on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The parade is said to draw 30,000 spectators annually.
Junior League of Greater Alton participated in Socktober this year. Thanks to member efforts, around 1,230 pairs of feet (infant through adult) will be warmer this winter!
Latitude Collaborative scholars helped decorate paper socks to deck boxes out in Socktober spirit. The boxes were then placed across the Riverbend at businesses that agreed to allow us to collect socks at their location(s).
Charities that will distribute donated socks include All God’s Children Shall Have Shoes, Salvation Army, Oasis, and Community Hope Center.
Pictured above, the students were very excited to receive a donation of books from the JLGA Community Outreach Committee.
On Oct. 5, Junior Leaguers planted fall flowers with Alton Main Street to help beautify our community. Thanks to their efforts, the area of 3rd Street, Belle Street and State Street look great!