Boone Service League Meeting Held Sept. 4; Women Invited to Annual Informational Meeting

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

Sept. 4, 2012. The Boone Service League will hold its annual informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Deerfield Methodist Church in Boone.

Light refreshments and fellowship begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. Child care is available.

At the meeting, the league will collect supplies to help stock the food pantries at area schools. Needed items include: canned chicken, canned tuna, Tuna Helper, Meat Helper, rice, spaghetti sauce with meat, spaghetti noodles, mac and cheese, dry cereal, instant grits, instant oatmeal, dry milk mix, canned fruits, soups with meat, peanut butter snack crackers, cheese crackers, granola bars, toothpaste, toilet paper and laundry detergent.

Established in 1957 as an auxiliary women’s organization to the Boone Jaycees, the Boone Service League is open to women ages 21 and older living in the High Country area, including Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties.

Boasting a membership of 60, the Boone Service League is one of the largest and most active women’s service groups in the High Country. Its purpose is to provide individual development and leadership experience for women and to promote community service.

In 2011-12, the Boone Service League awarded $7,000 in grants to eight High Country organizations and presented two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors. Boone Service League members also held food and supplies drives, volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program and provided financial assistance for families in crisis.

The Boone Service League openly seeks new members who are interested in providing much-needed service while meeting new friends. For more information about the Boone Service League, visit www.booneserviceleague.org or find the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/booneserviceleague.

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