For the past 78 years, the Junior Guild of Rocky Mount has been a benefactor to the well-being of the Rocky Mount community. During this past year, our tradition has continued through our various community service programs. These long-standing programs included Habitat for Humanity, Roadside cleanup for our Adopt-A- Street Program, and playing Senior Bingo with local nursing home residents. These residents always look forward to the fun and fellowship of our members. This year the guild established new placements at Injoy Thrift Store and the Hope Program. The longest enduring tradition is the Junior Guild puppet show. Members performed “The Little Red Hen,” which is a timeless story that reveals a valuable lesson to all.
The Fundraising Committee had another great year. Several new fundraisers
were added which increased revenues. This helped to continue to fund our three scholarships: General Scholarship Fund, Nash Community College Scholarship Fund, and Edgecombe Community College Scholarship Fund. This also helped fund our Community Trust Recipients: Association for Learning Disabled and Handicapped, Christian Fellowship Home of Nash-Edgecombe, Communities in Schools of Rocky Mount, and Down East Partnership for Children.
Our membership had remarkable growth this year with our incoming Provisional
class. Their provisional project is the “Little Library Project” which will promote
literacy in our community. This can be yet another legacy of the Junior Guild. We are so excited about the energy, enthusiasm, and future leadership of our
It is important to mention that we successfully restored Benvenue Country Club
as our venue for meetings and social events. We are so happy to be back at this community landmark where guild members met for so many years.
I would like to thank all guild members (board, committee chairs and co-chairs,
active, provisional, and sustainers) for their dedication, hard work, and support
this past year. This organization needs this continued united support of all
members to grow, thrive, and carry on the traditions of those that led the way to
where we are today.
News from the Junior Guild
The Junior Guild of Rocky Mount is a civic organization comprised of women who live or work in the Rocky Mount area, focused on serving the needs of our community through volunteerism.