Pistols and Pearls

The Huntsville Junior Service League is a non-profit philanthropic organization that provides community service for the city of Huntsville and Walker County. They help many different organizations and people in the community with their efforts.

One unique aspect of this group is that it is made up of entirely women, sorry men your services are not required. These Ladies help inspire and bring smiles with their efforts of contribution throughout our entire community, and “any group or person that needs help or wants to volunteer for the community is more than welcome”, said member Sarah Mallory.

In order to become a member you have to first be a woman, then be at least 24 years of age, and finally be invited to join by a current member. They do like to take in most of their new members during the fall but are not shy to gain new membership in the spring. One main reason for the fall membership is due to their working schedule which runs from September through May every year. Once a person is recognized as being a member they must first pass a provisional year to see if it is a good fit for all involved, plus work a minimum of 24 hours of community service.

These fabulous ladies put forth a lot of effort in this community and even have some events in the near future. On November 5th the Huntsville Junior Service League will be holding a Pistols and Pearls BBQ benefit where all proceeds go to the Walker County Rainbow Room, and on November 14 they will be volunteering at a local safehouse garage sale.

This organization also lends a helping hand with events like Fair on the Square, Say Yes to the Dress, the Special Kids Rodeo, and also maintains a standing committee for school hygiene helping keep our schools filled with medical supplies for those mishaps on the playground.

The involvement in the community by these women is very wide spread which is due to how they perceive their home. “The town you choose to live in you need to get involved and help your community”, said Sarah Mallory’s mother. With a philosophy of this nature these ladies will continue to help and provide services for the community.

To gain any more information or knowledge of the Huntsville Junior Service League people may contact the group president Angela Lyons at HuntsvilleJSL@gmail.com

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