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March 4, 2023

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

For only $30, you can purchase a ticket to Touch-A-Truck for every child in a classroom. You can specifically pick a school and classroom, or we can do that for you. The Touch-A-Truck committee will deliver armbands to that classroom the week of the event. Thank you for your support and providing the means for children to participate in our awesome event!


Respectfully,

Hannah Haney
2023 JLL Touch-A-Truck Chair

 
 
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July 29-30, 2022

Pre-Register Today!

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Get your JL BTSB Shirt here. 

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July 29 | 4 PM - 7 PM
July 30
 | 8 AM - 12 PM
PITSER GARRISON CONVENTION CENTER
601 N SECOND STREET LUFKIN, TX
 

ONLINE REGISTRATION
JUNE 1 - JULY 15

Pre-Registered families
Distribution begins at 4:oo pm on FRIDAY, JULY 29th 

Need to register families
Distribution line begins at 8:00 on SATURDAY, JULY 30th 
 

The Junior League of Lufkin, in partnership with Angelina County churches, businesses and service organizations, hosts the annual Back to School Bonanza on the second Saturday of August each summer.  Due to the hardships of COVID-19, Back to School Bonanza will be a drive-thru event this year.

Back to School Bonanza provides 2,800+ FREE backpacks filled with school supplies to Angelina County school children (PreK-12).  In addition to the backpacks, children may receive a free health kit, school uniforms, shoes and socks.  Quantities are first come, first serve, so we ask that you take a few minutes and pre-register with the link below. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

The map shows the flow of traffic for pre-registered (pink line-FRIDAY) and needs to register (yellow line-SATURDAY) families. The lines will start at Frank Street and flow north. Traffic will not be allowed to merge into the line from intersecting streets. 

​The motto of Back to School Bonanza has been “Together, we will make a difference in the lives of the children in Angelina County!” and it is truly a community wide event.  In addition to numerous community partners and volunteers, many thanks are also due to the Junior League of Lufkin’s Helping Hands sponsors; without their generous gifts, it would not be possible to pull off such a large endeavor.

 

​If you would like to volunteer or your business or organization wants to help, please contact us here:

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Thank you to

OUR PARTNERS

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Camp Get Fit/Kids in the Kitchen is held during the summer for kids entering grades 3-5 in the JD’s Center of Hope in Lufkin.

 

Campers participate in cooking, exercise, and health awareness with a focus on the importance of making lifelong healthy choices.

 

Kids in the Kitchen is part of a national campaign of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Find our more here!

 
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Girls Rock Academy is one of JLL’s newest projects to empower teenage girls with the skills and mindset to reach their full potential. The program is designed to mentor 7th grade girls chosen by their teachers and counselors. JLL mentors meet with the girls twice a month to discuss topics such social media, drug awareness, healthy eating, etiquette dining, community service, mental health, self-esteem,body image, and healthy relationships.

 
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Living on the Edge is a unique experience designed to help participants understand what life might be like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.

 

During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of low income families as they work to provide for food, shelter and other basic necessities during a typical month. JLL is offering this experience to schools, churches, businesses, social service agencies and other organizations.

Once the simulation is complete, all participants enter into a powerful, interactive wrap-up conversation. The simulation creates awareness, empathy and sensitizes participants to the 20% of people in Angelina County living on the edge of poverty.

THIS IS POVERTY

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Each year, the Junior League of Lufkin awards five scholarships to exemplary high school students. 

Last year, the following students were selected:

Cecilia Marroquin - Central High School

Wendy Ramos - Hudson High School

Madison Shoemaker - Central High School

Emma McGuire - Huntington High School

Tiffany Merino - Lufkin High School

Scholarship applications for students graduating in May of 2021 will be sent to Angelina County school counselors with application instructions.