Notable Leaguer Spotlight

Fall Fundraiser Committee (left to right): Tiffany Borowski, Rosa Scheker-Lim, Finance VP, Danielle Parker, April Grace

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JLB was well represented in the 2017 Bristol Christmas Parade. All members were asked to donate candy to be distributed during the parade, resulting in successfully collecting more than two totes of candy. 

The Tennessee High Football team walked with members Sara Nidiffer, Ashley Stiltner, Tiffany Borowski, Beth Muncy, and Danielle Parker, who decorated the vehicle driven in the parade.

Special thanks to Jennifer Covington and her husband, who donated over 1,000 suckers!

Bristol Christmas Parade 2017

In 2004, Julia Child died two days before her ninety-second birthday. However, her legacy will not be forgotten. In 2009, the film Julia & Julia, based on the book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, was released. Meryl Streep received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of Child.

Read Across America

Pints & Pumpkins

In This Issue:

  • Meet our Board
  • Pints and Pumpkins
  • Bristol Christmas Parade 2017
  • Notable Leaguer Spotlight
  • Read Across America
  • Project Warmth

My name is Danielle Parker and I am currently serving as VP of Membership for 2017-2018 JLB board.  I joined Junior League in 2012 so that I could get involved in community activities.  I have a background in customer service, call center management and a degree from ETSU in HR.  I took a break when my children were born to stay home with them and currently I have returned to a working environment as a TN Licensed REALTOR with Prestige Homes of the Tricities, Inc.  I enjoy connecting buyers and sellers and helping people move into the next phase of their lives.

Pints and Pumpkins was held on October 28th at Holston River Brewing Company. The Fall Fundraiser Committee did a great job organizing the event, and a good time was had by all. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction benefited the JLB Scholarship Fund.

From Sara Nidiffer:

Read Across America Day is quickly approaching! This is a project that the Junior League has proudly participated in for several years. Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd, has been declared Read Across America Day since 1997. This is an opportunity for the women of the Junior League to join in a nationwide initiative that celebrates reading, just one more way to continue with our focus on literacy. I would like to invite all active members as well as sustainers to consider volunteering for this project. We should have several volunteer spots open, and it shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. Please note this day on your calendar, and we will send out volunteer sign-ups as soon as they become available.

January 2018

The 2018 JLB Christmas Party was held at the beautiful home of Sustainer Ruth King. It was a lovely event for Actives and Sustainers alike. The highlight of the evening was the Little Free Library Project being awarded the 2017 Neighborhood Grant from the City of Bristol, Tennessee in the amount of $5,000.

Pictured  (left to right) are Little Free Library Committee Members Moseley King Snyder and Mary Ellis Rice, along with Jan Detrick, who was responsible for writing the grant application. Also picture is Tyler Johnson's who is a member of the Boy Scout troop that be building the new Little Free Libraries, as well as Mary and Brian Johnson, Tyler's parents.

JLB Christmas Social 2017

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Meet our 2017-2018

Leadership Board

Our second installment of Notable Leaguer Spotlight is Julia McWilliams Child. An unmistakable household name, Julia Child is remembered vividly today both for her efforts to bring accessible French cuisine to American households and for her personality that invited television audiences everywhere to feel connected to her. She was born in Pasadena, California in 1912 (which is where she joined the Junior League), and she received a B.A. in history in 1934 from Smith College. Julia Child’ height became both a help and a hindrance for her; at six-foot-two, she played for her college basketball team, but when she tried to enlist in Women’s Army Corps during World War II, she was deemed “too tall” to enlist. Instead, she joined the Office of Strategic Services, which is where she met her husband, Paul Child. In 1948, Julia and Paul Child moved to Paris when Paul was reassigned by his work. After finding herself with plenty of free time, Child joined Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, and then she got involved in writing French cookbooks. She translated many French recipes into English, making them detailed, practical, and altogether accessible for the average American household. Her first solo cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, debuted in 1961 and was an immediate hit, propelling her to prominence and giving her the opportunity to write more books and star in several cooking television shows. 

Tiffany Borowski, Fall Fundraiser Committee Chair with Ashley Stiltner, JLB President

Hi! My name is Betsy Holleman. The Junior League of Bristol has allowed me to serve in many areas in the community outside of my job. Serving in the league has brought extra joy, challenge and passion to my life and I'm thankful to be a part of such amazing women. I am currently serving as the Communications Council VP. I work at Bristol Motor Speedway in Development for Speedway Children's Charities where I raise money for agencies on the front line of serving children. I am married to JT and have two little boys, Jack and Cale. 

My favorite part of this league is self-growth, the relationships made and watching others use their talents for our amazing community!

By: Mary Ellis Rice


A Junior League of Bristol TN/VA Publication

JLB’s provisional class is doing an incredible job this year, and they have been exceptionally active in service work; provisional member Katy Hamilton underscores her class’ emphasis on helping the needy in our surrounding community in this way: “It's important for our community to show compassion to one another and to reach out a helping hand when it's needed.” Rather than choose one service project on which to focus, they have chosen to complete multiple ones for different times of the year. Right now, their current project is called Project Warmth. Please visit our Provisional Class page for more information on the activities our Provisional Class have been working on and how you can help. 

After my first son was born, I wanted a way to stay connected to adults.  Volunteering was a great way to stay connected and it was flexible enough for me to manage with a small child.  My first volunteer experience was on the board of directors at the Hands On! Regional Museum.  Once my children started school, my focus shifted to their schools where I served in various positions including Fundraising, President and Past President of Holston View PTA.  I am currently serving on both Holston View and Vance Middle School PTA boards and BTCS foundation board.   My boys are active in Boy Scouts, middle school band, swimming and church youth group.  When we are not busy with life's schedules, you can find our family out looking for adventure in our RV.   Our favorite camping areas are Gatlinburg, Douglas Lake, Auburn Al (War Eagle!) and Navarre, Fl.

My mother, Ronan King, and my grandmother, Ruth King, have been very active in Junior League over the years and I always knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps. I have the privilege of serving on the board this year as the Placement Chair. I enjoy being a member of the Junior League because of all the lasting friendships I have made and most importantly, helping our community. Junior League is a wonderful organization and I believe Bristol is lucky to have such devoted volunteers.

Hello! My name is Moseley King Snyder and I am from Bristol, Tennessee. I teach Kindergarten at Anderson Elementary School and my husband, Cody, teaches 6th grade at Haynesfield Elementary School. I enjoy running and riding my horse in my free time.