February 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Junior League of Asheville Marks 90th Year
ASHEVILLE, NC – The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) will commemorate its 90th anniversary this year with an intensified commitment to our community. The JLA, organized in 1925 as the Junior League Club, joined the Association of Junior Leagues of America (now the Association of Junior Leagues International) in February of 1927. The coming year will be imbued with a recommitment to service through annual events such as Volunteer-a-Thon and ChildWatch Tour as well as new events and projects.
Current Junior League of Asheville President, Laura Herndon, says: “It is an honor to serve as the president of this great organization during its 90th anniversary. The women of the Junior League of Asheville have been catalysts for positive change in the Asheville community since 1927. Every day I am humbled by the work of the League women who came before me and I am inspired by our current members’ commitment to our community. The Junior League of Asheville has empowered so many women to change lives and I know we’ll be doing the same for another ninety years (and beyond).”
Over the years, the League’s Impact Projects have helped to shape both the physical and volunteer landscape of Asheville as we know it today. From the Baby Home in the 1930s to Harvest House, downtown revitalization, the Nature Center, ChildWatch Tour, Pack Place, Angels Watch, and Volunteer-a-Thon, the JLA has been at the forefront of the Asheville’s community’s collective commitment to the spirit of service and goodwill.
About the Junior League of Asheville, Inc.: The JLA has been serving the Asheville area and surrounding community for 90 years. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Media Contact: Amelia Buchholz (Amelia.Lacey@gmail.com)