CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF
MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to the work of the ladies of the Highland Lakes Service League, the holiday season is their time to shine.
“We just finished a very busy time of year,” league president Barbara Robertson said. “We run the concession stands at the Walkway of Lights. We host a Christmas party for special-needs kids. We raise money for Christmas is for Kids by raffling a Christmas tree and wreath. We raised over $3,000 to contribute to that.”
Christmas activities are just part of what the nonprofit organization does year-round.
“They are all out volunteering throughout the community,” Robertson said. “We are also there as a resource if there is another nonprofit organization which is having an event, and they need some temporary volunteers. We ask them to contact us, and we help them out with that.”
From community grants to volunteerism, the league can honor the wishes of those in need with the community helping them fill a Christmas wish list of their own.
The service league offered the following list of needs:
- Sponsorship support and teams for their annual For Ladies Only Golf Tournament on April 25-26 at Hidden Falls Country Club and Golf Course
- New members to join more than 100 ladies to volunteer, distribute educational grants and participate in social events throughout the year
- Scholarship applicants for a program to assist women in the community to continue education and pursue new careers
In November, the nonprofit announced more than $20,000 in funding for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Highland Lakes, Camp Agape, Joseph’s Food Pantry, Pet PALS and CASA for the Highland Lakes Area.
With continued support, especially during a time of giving, service league members say they can continue to grow their programs.
“One of the wonderful things about this time of year is that everybody is in that mood,” she said. “It just gets you into the spirit.”
To donate or volunteer, call the organization at (214) 755-4684.