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Pike County celebrates Junior Auxiliary

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Staff Photo/Heather Grabin PIKE COUNTY JA WEEK PROCLAIMED … Pike County Judge Dewight Mack signs a proclamation declaring April 5-11, 2015 as National Junior Auxiliary Week in Pike County, sponsored by the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. The proclamation urges all citizens, civic and fraternal groups, news media and other community organizations to salute the JA volunteers. The JA of Pike County is a Chapter of the 74-year-old National Associaton of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. The organization represents a serious endeavor on the part of women to be active and constructive participants in the community and to assume responsible leadership in meeting community needs. They render charitable services beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and work with other organizations to reach these goals. Pictured are JA of Pike County members and Judge Mac (L to R): Sabrina Williams, Loletia Rather, Judge Dewight Mack, Becky Alden, Penny Lamb and Candace Allmon.

22 – The number of women serving Pike County through the Junior Auxiliary of Pike County in 2013-14.
1028 – The number of service hours Junior Auxiliary members invested in their community in 2013-14.
Return on that investment – 405 children served … priceless.
The hard work goes on year-round, but during the first week of April each year, the Junior Auxiliary of Pike County pauses to say thanks to the community for another great year.
A year packed with service to families and children through service projects that include everything from “Back to School” supplies to the “Summer Food Program” and “Trunk or Treat” and Cookies with Mrs. Claus and Santa”.  Each year, Junior Auxiliary of Pike County gives a $500.00 college scholarship to a graduating senior within Pike County.
On April 9, 2015, Junior Auxiliary of Pike County will be hosting a Spring Luncheon in honor of National Junior Auxiliary Week.  Cost of the event will be $5.00 per plate. The money raised from this event will help fund our projects for the next year as well as funding other mandatory expenses of the organization.
Junior Auxiliary of Pike County has 20 active members who each donate a minimum of 24 hours every year to the Chapter’s various service projects. The Chapter raises funds each year through fundraising events such as Butter Braid sales, Clara Clark Sheet sales, Annual Bunko Tournament and other types of events.
Junior Auxiliary of Pike County is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, MS. NAJA has 15,320 active, associate, and life members in 97 Chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
The NAJA slogan is “Care Today – Character Tomorrow.” Junior Auxiliary Chapters are working more than ever to provide care to those less fortunate in order to make their tomorrows better.
If you would like more information on joining the Junior Auxiliary of Pike County, please come to the Spring Luncheon on April 9, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and meet us.  Let us show you what we are all about!  Otherwise, visit our Facebook page and post us a message, we’d be glad to have you join our team!