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Feature: Junior League of Lynchburg Hosts 44th Annual Day in the Park

Written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

For the past 97 years the Junior League of Lynchburg has been training women in the area to be committed, engaged volunteers with a passion for their community. 

Through the hard work and dedication of the women leaders at Junior League, organizations like Amazement Square, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, and CASA of Central of Virginia have been born. 

President of the Junior League, Michelline Hall says, “It gives the big picture of different women throughout time who sat, who listened, who had the conversations and then figured out ways to bring effective change that was impactful.” 

Regardless of the project that Junior League women take on, they continue to see a need and then fill that need. For example, “Day in the Park” was a need that was observed, and now it has been an annual event for over 40 years.

This Saturday, Sept. 9 will be the 44th Annual Day in the Park event, held at Miller Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

It will be a family-friendly, fun festival with food vendors like Kona Ice, Upper Crust and Insomnia Cookies, as well as service vendors so that families can see everything that is available for them in the community. 

This event will be especially enjoyable for elementary-aged children with a bouncy house, petting zoo and other entertainment like a Lynchburg City Schools Strings Performance and Kuumba Dance Ensemble that will be fun for parents and kids. 

“You won’t want to miss it,” says Taylor Bell, who serves as the Day in the Park committee chair. 

To learn more about the Junior League of Lynchburg and their upcoming events visit their SHARE Greater Lynchburg profile. 

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