Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and Champagne Toast day!
Gretchen thanked everyone for her birthday wishes, and shared our family’s “treasure hunt” item over on their blog. Does your pet have a VERY FAVORITE toy? Is it one of a kind? If not, do you have a spare?
So, tonight’s the League‘s Champagne Toast, where we welcome our newest members into the fold. I have two dresses hanging on my bathroom door, and we’ll just have to see which feels most right this evening. What I wear isn’t nearly as important as what we’re celebrating. It’s the kick-off event for fifty some women’s League careers… or at least I hope so. I hope that each and every one of them will get half as much from their League experience as I continue to get from mine. I invite you to explore our website’s Who Are We? section and learn more about the organization that really is my passion, because chances are, we’ll (pleasantly I hope) surprise you.
But today’s post is about how we celebrated Gg’s birthday. No, I didn’t make the cupcakes I mentioned yesterday, because the Knight got a little carried away. There were peach cider donuts from Chiles Orchard, and then he picked up a half-dozen pumpkin muffins too. Hem. More than enough for our little four-pack to celebrate with, through, etc.
I’m not a huge fan of peach, but the donuts were cake-style, moist and reminded me a lot of the apple cider donuts that will soon be a local staple. And while I’m glad I’m not the only person who needs pumpkin year ’round, don’t ciders and pumpkins scream fall to you? Ironically, it’s supposed to be in the mid-90s tomorrow, and here I am hoping for an early fall.
I’m thankful for a husband as into our dogs as I am, for local produce and fantastic bakeries and such, but in case you can’t tell, I’m really grateful for the inspiring women already making a difference in our community through their work with the JLC, and for the new women, some of whom I’ll meet for the first time tonight, who chose the JLC as the non-profit where they’ll devote their time.
Our community is RICH with non-profit opportunities. We have many of the big names you’re sure to recognize, such as one of the JLC’s community partners, the Boys & Girls Club. We also have some incredible local agencies, and while we share common goals, we’re also competing for the same volunteers. It’s an honor to have 50+ women choose the Junior League of Charlottesville from all the rest, and I have great faith in our leadership’s ability to train them and guide them through a meaningful year that will assuredly change lives – both in the community and in our own membership.
Has a volunteer experience changed your life?