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Let It Snow: Christmas Jubilee Re-Cap By Valynda Jerome-Williams

Christmas Jubilee is Junior League of Mobile’s (JLM)

They directed shoppers where to go. They made sure

largest fundraiser. Over ten thousand shoppers kicked

merchants had snacks and they tended to all market

off their holiday shopping at Christmas Jubilee held

operational needs.

Nov. 15-17 at the Mobile Convention Center.

JLM placements depend on fundraisers. Funds raise

The event filled the market halls with good cheer and

from Christmas Jubilee help fund Prodisee Pantry and

lavish decorations highlighting the event’s cozy, snowy

other service projects. “We put hundreds of thousands

holiday theme. JLM members volunteered thousands

of dollars back into the community from profits made

of hours to make Christmas Jubilee 2018 a huge

at Christmas Jubilee,” Fox said. The market helps JLM

success.

make a direct impact on the Mobile and Baldwin

“Christmas Jubilee has been a tradition in Mobile

County communities.

for over thirty years,” Christmas Jubilee 2018-19

“Christmas Jubilee means a lot. We give of our time

Chair Mylenda Fox said. Since 1931, JLM has had a

because we know exactly what we will do with the

tradition of improving the lives of people in Mobile

money we raise,” Christmas Jubilee Chair Elect Julia

and Baldwin County communities. JLM could not

Hatley said. “The event is not possible without the

have sustained its commitment to service without

help of JLM volunteers.”

various fundraising activities. Over 100 merchants from around the country participated in the event, including 50 new merchants.

For information about Christmas Jubilee 2019 visit

www.juniorleagueofmobile.org

Photo by: Meredith Toflinski.

There was an author’s corner with diverse books from local authors, including books of JLM Sustainer Margaret Peggy Cunningham and Active member Debbie R. Smith. Shoppers enjoyed a hall of wreaths of varying styles up for bid, food and live entertainment. This year, Santa’s Breakfast returned to the market. The breakfast featured story-time, crafts and photos for the little ones with Santa. At Christmas Jubilee, JLM members transformed into holiday helpers. They helped collect admission tickets, decorate the market, stock merchandize and

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Julia Hatley, Lucy Pryor Slaton, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson,

facilitate purchases. JLM helpers were market guides.

Melynda Fox, and Meagan Barnett. Photo by: Meredith Toflinski.

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Serving as the voice of Junior League of Mobile, FOLIO - through feature stories, interviews and profiles - reports on the organization’s ac...