Junior League of Summit To Celebrate 80 Years
Local charitable group marks anniversary with event at Morris Museum.
How do you celebrate 80 years? Such a milestone demands a celebration, and that's what the Junior League of Summit has planned to mark its 80 years of service to the community. On Friday from 7-11 p.m. the League will host a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres event at the Morris Museum in Morristown. The evening will include entertainment acoustic jazz guitarist Flip Peters, a drawing for membership dues, and a 50/50 raffle that benefits the endowment fund.
The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased online at the Junior League of Summit Web site. The party will celebrate the impact the Junior League has made in the communities of Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence and Summit. The local arm of the national organization, The Junior League of Summit is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization of 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.
While the Junior League's most visible contribution to Summit and the larger community is probably the Second Time Around Shop, located on DeForest Avenue, the group's activities range far and wide. Annual scholarships and community grants are awarded by the League, and current initiatives include "Connecting and Protecting Generation TXT: Promoting the Safe and Inventive Uses of Technology." The Junior League of Summit is partnering with i-SAFE, the nationwide leader in Internet safety education to "educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible." Much of the funding for such projects is generated by sales at the shop.
Summit Mayor Jordan Glatt congratulated the League on their years of service at their February General Membership Meeting. The meeting was a formal recognition of achievements over the course of eight decades.