November: The Busiest Month Ever for JrJLO

November was a busy month with Jr. Junior League of Ogden. 

Our board members met at St. Joseph Catholic High School for a meeting: 


And received some one-on-one training from the Junior League of Ogden board members: 


The meeting was held at St. Joseph's so we could watch the film Girl Rising:

Sophia Traher asked our principal at Ogden Preparatory Academy about doing a fundraiser for Girl Power 2 Cure. They showed the JrJLO Rolling 4 Rett video to all of the classes and the girls taught their classmates about Rett Syndrome. (We have eleven JrJLO girls who attend school at Ogden Prep.)

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The girls went to school bright and early to collect the dollar donations: 

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And we mailed a cashier's check to Girl Power 2 Cure for $826.35! What a great example that one person can make a difference! Go Sophia!


For our main activity of the month, we attended the Weber State Citizens Academy: 


The girls were lively participants:


They were attentive and behaved perfectly: 


And everyone learned a lot about campaigns and elections: 


Several girls participated in the JLO poinsettia fundraiser:

Two of the JrJLO girls sold $900 worth of poinsettias! 


Kalii Caldwell got us registered to participate in the Ogden Holiday Electric Light Parade. We met at a (somewhat creepy) warehouse out in the BDO to decorate our float: 


I think it was the first time my kids had been in a parade and they were pretty excited: 


Leah Walker's dad pulled the float for us, so her two younger sisters joined us as well: 


Kalii did a fantastic job making the banners: 


Grace Pulley's mom got most of the lights donated, and we repurposed old RAMP grant yard signs as the presents. Decorating the float was a team effort!

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Adam clearly had a fun time playing with Sundance: 

You can probably tell from these pictures that everyone had a fun time!


And we WON! 


That's right . . . the JrJLO girls won the award for Best Community Float with our theme "To Believe is to Give!" 


We parked the trailer on 25th Street and ended up with the best view ever of the fireworks at Christmas Village: 

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