Megan Roach, President
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ST. PETERSBURG RECOGNIZES 90 YEARS OF SERVICE
March 4, 2021 marks the 90th anniversary of the Junior League of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Fla, February 26, 2021 – The Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) announced today that it is celebrating its 90th anniversary of community service to the greater St. Petersburg community on Thursday, March 4, 2021. The organization has been a force for community improvement since its inception in 1931.
In celebration of the Junior League of St. Petersburg’s anniversary, the City of St. Petersburg proclaimed March 4, 2021 as JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ST. PETERSBURG DAY. During his presentation to City Council, Mayor Rick Kriseman had the following to say about the Junior League of St. Petersburg: “this is an organization that just does so much in this community to make a real difference.”
In honor of its anniversary and in celebration of its focus on school success, the Junior League of St. Petersburg is distributing 2,000 bags to local Tier 2 schools, filled with items that represent its projects and programs: a new scholastic book and bookmark that promotes reading habits in honor of Literacy; a healthy snack and recipe cards in honor of Kids in the Kitchen; and a coloring sheet and pack of Crayola Crayons in honor of Kids Create.
The Tampa Bay Rays are participating in the celebration by lighting the dome of Tropicana Field in the Junior League colors (red and white) on March 4th in honor of the organization’s anniversary. This is being done by the Tampa Bay Rays in support of the organization and its work in the community.
The Junior League of St. Petersburg welcomes the local media to help us in celebrating Junior League of St. Petersburg Day. We are encouraging our members to share social media posts about the organization’s anniversary using the tags @JLSP1931 and @juniorleagueofstpetersburg and we encourage the community to do so as well.
About the Junior League of St. Petersburg, Inc.
The Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) is a volunteer organization of more than 500 women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The organization’s current community goal is school success in children and youth through the areas of health, literacy, and nutrition. This past year, the organization has been able to provide over 3,000 meals, pivot its annual Care Fair event to make it socially safe while still providing the children of St. Petersburg school supplies, purchased hundreds of books to distribute, and took its puppet show mobile. In addition to serving those in need in the community, the organization also works to help the women of St. Petersburg develop civic leadership skills, and then enables them to put those talents to work in the communities that need it.
For more information, visit www.JLStPete.org.
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