JA Week to be held April 1-7
Special to The Herald
Mayor McArthur Straughter recently proclaimed April 1-7 as Junior Auxiliary Week in Yazoo City.
The Junior Auxiliary of Yazoo, of the seventy year old National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Inc., represents a serious endeavor on the part of women to be active and constructive participants in the community and to assume responsible leadership in meeting community needs.
The mission of the NAJA is to encourage member chapters to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services.
Yazoo City’s JA chapter works actively to perform the mission of the NAJA in this community.
The local chapter offers a variety of service projects to needy children within Yazoo County.
The chapter reached out to hundreds of children last year from free book distribution to uniform drives.
Straughter urges all citizens, civic and fraternal groups, news media, and other community organizations to join in the salute to Junior Auxiliary volunteers who have been an important presence in this community.