Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GFWC Warren Woman's Club to Celebrate 100th Birthday

The GFWC Warren Woman’s Club will celebrate their 100th Birthday on Thursday, September 29, 2016.  The celebration will be held at the Bradley County Historical Museum from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

As the oldest civic club in Bradley County, the club was organized September 22, 1916 in the home of the first club president, Mable Fowler Wilson.  It was at once federated with the Arkansas Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Through the years, the volunteer service organization has been dedicated to making life better for their community by providing opportunities in many programs for the Arts, Education, Conservation, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues.

The members of Warren Woman’s Club established the Bradley County Library, the Bradley County Historical Museum, created Meditation Point in memory of former members and recently constructed the Outdoor Fitness Park in the City Park.  They established a Wildflower area as a Highway Beautification project, created a Rose Garden at the local hospital and have been active in Cleanup efforts for the community.

They helped local law enforcement launch a “Drug Take Back” program for the county and have helped with health education programs.  Club members collect “pull tabs” for Ronald McDonald House and donate to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Heifer Project, Operation Smile, local food banks and many other special programs.

Club members present Dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Bradley County each year and provide a newsletter on Conservation to all 2nd and 5th grade students in Warren.  The club sponsors the Arkansas Art Center’s Young Artists Exhibit and theater presentations from the Art Center for Warren and Hermitage students.   The club has sponsored the Christmas Tour of Homes and the Christmas Lighting contest for many years, making Christmas a special time in Warren.

Warren Woman’s Club members are proud of the accomplishments this organization has made in the past and look forward to many more years of volunteer service to their community.

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