Junior Auxiliary prepares for annual shrimp dinner

Published 11:49 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

Since 1954, Junior Auxiliary of Brookhaven has been dedicated to helping the children of Lincoln County. From literacy initiatives to financial support and everything in between, the dedicated women of JA strive to help support future generations.

For 62 years, JA has succeeded, but it is not because of our efforts alone. Community support has been the engine from the beginning, and last year was no exception. Thanks to the help of individuals and businesses, we raised $44,000 through patron sponsorships and ticket, Sweet Shoppe and T-shirt sales.

That money helped support each of our seven service committees: EARS, Community Assistance, Wish Tree, Child Welfare, Life Choices, Scholarship and Crown Club. The committees served the community by playing bingo for elderly residents at multiple nursing homes, giving welcome packets to new nursing home residents, lunch ladies mentor program at BES and Mamie Martin, a reading program at Mamie Martin, Healthy You Fair for fifth grade, Girl/Boy talk for sixth grade, Reality World for ninth grade, Smile Games for special needs students, sharing Christmas with more than 200 Wish Tree children, sharing Christmas gifts with residents of the Lincoln County Adolescent Center, Milk & Cookies and giving out $10,975 in local scholarships.

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This year, we’re once again humbly asking for our community’s support so that we can continue to serve and help Lincoln County to improve and grow. Currently, our members are seeking out patron donations to help sponsor our annual Peel ‘Em and Eat ‘Em Shrimp Dinner that will be held Thursday, Oct. 6. Ticket sales for shrimp plates have also kicked off. We ask for you to help support the children of Lincoln County by contributing through either opportunity. For more information about being a patron or purchasing tickets, please call 601-754-4349.


The ladies of JA