The Read Across America program specifically targets elementary students and challenges them to not only read more but enjoy reading!  Our hats off to Dr. Seuss for setting the tone long ago.  Thanksgiving Baskets and the Spring Food Drive focus on the vast food insecurity in Bristol.  Hard to believe...but we live in an area with much need, and the Junior League is focused on filling the gaps to help the least of these.​​

In November, we will host the Bargain Bonanza to raise funds for our community and signature projects.  The Bargain Bonanza is a flea market on steroids with hidden gems and timeless items from our own active members, provisionals and sustainers.  It is always a huge success, and I'm excited to see the event continue to grow.

We will hold our first general meeting in August, and I look forward to seeing the women who pour their hearts into serving others.  Our Provisional Social will also be held in August as we share what Junior League is and why other women should join our cause.  Junior League is simply an avenue to serve others and meet like-minded women - as we create change...together.

I'm honored to serve the League as President this year and pray that God moves among our League to spread the love of Jesus around Bristol and our entire region.

God bless,


President's Perspective

A message from Betsy Holleman

As we prepare to begin a new league year, I am excited and optimistic of the change that can be made in Bristol through the Junior League.  From focuses on literacy to feeding those in need in our region, the Junior League works to improve our community one project at a time.  I am extremely excited and motivated to create change in Bristol and our surrounding areas.

One thing I have always been amazed by in the Tri Cities alone is the community connection.  Our people are giving, empathetic and ready to see real change happen in our own backyards.  Community projects led by the Junior League do just that!  Our Little Free Library locations offer the opportunity to read to many who don't have home libraries.