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Local Junior Auxiliary celebrates service

Local Junior Auxiliary celebrates service

Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:02 pm

Junior Auxiliary of Obion County recently celebrated a year of service which saw its 54 members donating many hours to the chapter’s various projects.
The hard work goes on year-round, but during the first week of April each year, members of Junior Auxiliary of Obion County pause to say thanks to the community for another great year — one which has been packed with service to families and children through numerous service projects. Among those projects are Boys & Girls Club parties and the annual Halloween bash. The chapter raises funds each year at the annual charity ball and through donations from sponsors and community members.
“This was such an exciting week for us because it gave us a chance to thank all of the citizens of Obion County for supporting us in this work and to recognize our wonderful corporate sponsors who finance these projects,” said member Zoe Ramage. “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 Junior Auxiliary of Obion County is carrying on that tradition. This chapter embraces the founding principles of the national organization, “helping children and making a difference in their lives,” said Esther Herring, National Association of Junior Auxiliaries president.
Obion County is a part of National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, Miss. NAJA has more than 14,000 active, associate and life members in 101 chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.
The number of women serving their communities through the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries totals 14,429. They gave 105,877 service hours in their communities in 2008-09 and invested $2,220,076 in eight southeastern states.
The NAJA slogan is “Care Today — Character Tomorrow” and when teamed with the current focus of the association, the JA chapters are working more than ever before to increase awareness of child health and welfare and how it affects their futures.
For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org or call (662) 332-3000.
Published in The Messenger 4.15.10

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