Junior League of the Shoals was established in 1934 originally as the Junior League Auxiliary with 30 women whose major project was hosting a ball. One year later the Auxiliary and its members formed The Muscle Shoals District Service League. The purpose of this new organization was “to foster interest among its members in the social, economic, education, cultural, and civic conditions of the community and to make effective their volunteer services.” The Muscle Shoals District Service League was admitted in the Association of Junior Leagues International in June 2006. Through the power of this association, Junior League of the Shoals helps to strengthen our communities by embracing diverse perspectives, building partnerships and inspiring shared solutions.
Junior League of the Shoals has come a long way from the days when the major project was hosting a ball. We now have two large annual fundraisers – Apple Annie Day and our Sugarplum Marketplace. Between the two, we raise over $70,000 a year to give back to our community through grants to non-profit organizations. We also give back in other ways – Done in a Day projects, the Soup Kitchen, Kids in the Kitchen, the Special Olympics Banquet, etc.