The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield recently transformed the Country Club of Johnston County into a scene from Palm Beach, complete with palms, pineapples, and flamingos, for its inaugural fundraiser, Big Night Out. In front of the 350 attendees, the League’s Board of Directors proudly presented a check for $10,000 to the Partnership for Children of Johnston County to provide literacy programs for children throughout the county.
“The Junior Women’s League (JWL) has been an amazing support to the Partnership for Children this year. The funds raised from their Big Night Out event will help us to expand our early literacy efforts throughout Johnston County. We are excited to see what the future has in store for JWL and look forward to continuing to partner with them for years to come,” said Christina Peterson, Family and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Partnership for Children of Johnston County.
“The support from our communities was astounding. Thirty-two local businesses joined forces with JWL to support early childhood literacy and over 300 community members donated through the purchase of tickets. Johnston County’s commitment to ensuring that our future generations have a solid foundation in literacy is inspiring. JWL is grateful for the outpouring of support. Big Night Out was a celebration of the hard work of our members and the many successes of JWL during our first service year,” said Jessica Davis, League president.