1.17.2015

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: 

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

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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!

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

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The girls were lively participants:

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They were attentive and behaved perfectly: 

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And everyone learned a lot about campaigns and elections: 

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Several girls participated in the JLO poinsettia fundraiser:
 
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Two of the JrJLO girls sold $900 worth of poinsettias! 

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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: 

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

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

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Kalii did a fantastic job making the banners: 

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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!

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And we WON! 

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

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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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