League hosts Spring Fling

Published 5:40pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Just days after its amazing successful Chips for Charity event, the Selma Charity League came together to mark the year and to welcome new members last week.

The Selma Charity League, an organization heavily involved in community service, conducted their Spring Fling event at the Selma Country Club. During the ceremony, the group recognized their nine new members joining the organization and the five members leaving the league after five years of service.

“It’s the one time of the year that we get to get together and celebrate what we do for the community,” Selma Charity League President Mary Susan Crovato said.

During the Spring Fling, the Selma Charity Club welcomed new members Anne Wilkinson, Anne Larkin Cogle, Kelly Cox, Megan Johnson, Megan Austin, Kayla Summers, Shelley Jordan, Audrey Neilson and Sarah Jean Watters. The club also said goodbye to members Laura Beth Boyd, Paula Palmer, Ashley Griffin, Lauren Cummings and LeAnn Moseley.

The Selma Charity League, which requires its members to complete 60 hours of community service, honored its former members with a gift and plaque from the president.

“These girls give amounts and amounts of time away from their families to give to the community for this tradition to continue and for the community to be able to benefit from it,” Crovato said. “It’s so important that we recognize them once they have completed their five years, because you don’t really get that many ‘that-a-boys’ for volunteering your time.”

Mentoring the young girls at the Salvation Army, visiting local nursing homes and conducting fundraisers to benefit area charity organizations are just a few of the ways that the group, which was established in the 1930s, has contributed their time to helping others.

Selma Charity League hosted it’s Chips for Charity fundraising event, which serves as it’s main fundraiser, at Old National Armory in mid-April and brought in more than $9,000 in donations that will assist the assist Wannabe Rescued, Central Alabama Child Advocacy Center and the Selma City School’s homeless program.

Cogle, who was gifted with a flower at the event, said she joined the group with a vision to give back to the community.

“It’s my opportunity to give back and provide opportunities that I had growing up to other people,” Cogle said.

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