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Junior League of High Point, Inc.


Letter from the Editor

Founded in 1928


Letter from the President

1103 N. Main Street High Point, North Carolina 27262 Phone: (336) 889-5479 Fax: (336) 889-8508 E-mail - info@jlhp.org Website - www.jlhp.org


Community Advisors


2015-2016 Board of Directors




Community Impact

MISSION STATEMENT The Junior League of High Point, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

REACHING OUT STATEMENT The Junior League of High Point, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism.


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The Junior League of High Point, Inc. Mary Strickland Froelich Headquarters The Briles House


Placements 2015-2016

Letter from the Editor Catherine Stokely


elcome to the 2015 HighLights magazine! I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer & staying somewhat cool in the heat wave! It is with bittersweet emotions that I’m writing my third and final editor’s letter for this publication. The past two years as chair of our PR & Communications committee have proven to be both very challenging and rewarding. Being that the focus of my education and professional interest is in the field of communications, I feel lucky to have had a placement within our League that has allowed me to learn and practice new skills, in addition to using and polishing ones I previously acquired. The 2014-2015 League year was a full one! With many community service projects, training opportunities, and various events such as our Designer Showhouse, we certainly stayed busy. My hope is that this edition of HighLights will reflect all of the hard work that was done and the fun that was had throughout the year. One of my favorite quotes is one by Margaret Mead that says, “Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” I feel that this quote is so applicable in regards to our League. We may be smaller in number than some, but I believe it’s evident that we are strong and dedicated to serving the High Point community. As we look toward a new League year, may we continue to seek out ways to teach, learn, help and grow as individuals and as a group.

Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has. MARGARET MEAD

In closing, I would like to say a special thank you to my committee members and to my sustainer advisor, Carol Young. Your help and guidance throughout the year were greatly appreciated. Enjoy!

Catherine Stokely 2013-2015 PR/Communications Committee Chair PS -- Be sure to support and keep in touch with the League through our social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, and our latest addition from this year – Instagram!

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n 2014-2015, our theme for the League year was “Building a Healthier League.� I think we not only accomplished that, but exceeded all expectations! This year, we volunteered more in the community, we increased our membership by 20%, and our fundraisers met budget or exceeded by 50%. As a result, the Junior League of High Point raised awareness in our community showing who we are and what we do.

Letter from the President Mary Powell Y. DeLille

I am excited about the rejuvenation of the League and the impact it will have in our community. Building better communities by developing the potential of women and training volunteers is why I have been a member of the Junior League of High Point since 1996. Our success depends upon the hands-on work we do in the community, our placements, and the training seminars we offer our members. Along the way, we are creating new friendships, enjoying social activities, and networking. These elements all weigh differently with each member, but the common bond is our desire to make a difference through volunteering in our community. This was an exciting year, culminating on a high note with our 2015 Designer Showhouse. This project brought our Active and Sustainer membership together, and we want to continue that partnership into the new year. The broad publicity introduced us to new benefactors with a desire to support our mission. Without the continued support of our benefactors, sponsors, and community partners, we would not be able to impact our community like we do. Looking ahead to my second year as President, I am excited that we have established a healthier League. We now have a sturdy base to continue forward reaching new goals for the 2015-2016 year. Training and communication will be a key factor as we develop a League that is easy to manage with a working member base and stays true to the mission of the Junior League. Thank you for all you do for the Junior League of High Point!

Mary Powell Y. DeLille, President, 2014-2016

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The Junior League of High Point is fortunate to have a Community Advisor Board who assesses and advises our League on community needs and resources, assists in program development, and allows for networking opportunities among other organizations and community members. This group provides a wealth of feedback from an outside perspective, while offering specialized advice and assistance.

Community Advisors

Each Advisor’s unique background, career, relationship with the League, and personal talent helps us to better serve our community as a whole. While acting as ambassadors for the League and advocating on its behalf, we look for our Advisors to increase the League’s visibility, credibility and importance in the community. On behalf of the Junior League of High Point, we would like to thank our 2014-2015 Community Advisors. This Board is an important component of our organization, and we thank you for your continued service! Mrs. Dorothy Darr........................................... Southwest Renewal Mr. Tommy Ballard, CPA.................................. Ballard Surratt & Company, P.A. Mr. Aaron Clinard, Attorney at Law.................... Clinard Consulting Ms. Barbara Frye, VP Children’s Initiatives......... United Way Ms. Beth Koonce, Attorney at Law.................... Roberson Haworth & Reece PLLC Mr. Ray Kuethe, CEP....................................... Edward Jones Mr. Penn Wood............................................... Mary Elliott Wood Foundation Mr. Jason Oliver Nixon..................................... Madcap Cottage


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2015-2016 Board of Directors

Mary Powell DeLille President

Lauren Picha President Elect

Heather Watson Executive Vice President

Emily Thiel Treasurer

Sadie Leder Elder Recording Secretary

Allison Almond Corresponding Secretary

Liz Lynch Board Member-at-Large

Kay Anderson Sustainer Advisor

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Cookbook The Cookbook Committee had another wonderful year of showcasing and selling our books at different events. One of the most memorable activities from this year was providing our “Triple Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake� and a copy of our cookbook to 14 Fire Stations in High Point. Members of the League were able to tour Headquarters (Station #2) and learn more about what the dedicated Firemen do for our city. A

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Our beautiful cookbook is still available for only $5.00! These cookbooks make wonderful gifts for out of town guests, furniture market goody bags, wedding parties, realtor gifts, teacher gifts, and so much more! Our cookbook offers recipes for all skill levels. Please contact the League office if you would like to purchase copies. In the meantime, please enjoy the recipe provided. Happy Cooking! Heather Watson, Cookbook Committee Chair

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Community Impact The Junior League of High Point has been busy, yet again, volunteering in the community. We have been blessed to work with such great organizations such as the Out of the Garden Project and Go Far. High Point is one of the highest ranking cities in the NATION for food deprivation. Our involvement with Out of the Garden has been instrumental in helping with this issue that affects so many locally. We have assisted with the backpack program and mobile food pantries through our partnership with Out of the Garden. Each nine item/ gallon size bags we packed with the backpack program went to feed a child over the weekend. Each month, we were able to work with the Mobile Food Pantries (MFP) at schools such as Oakhill and Fairview Elementary. The MFPs provide food for a month for families who qualify. It was a reality check to see the need of High Point families as they lined up to receive food for the month. This year, we partnered with Northwood Elementary in the Go Far program in both November and May. Our activities consisted of practicing with the children and providing healthy snacks and drinks twice a week for an 8-week period. On race day, we ran with them, cheered them on towards the finish line and provided snacks and treat bags at the end of the race. During the May race, we incorporated our mission of healthy living with children through our Kids in the Kitchen project. Sadly, our 3-year commitment with Parkview comes to an end this year. We have had many fun times serving as reading and lunch buddies, providing books and working the Panther Book Cart. It was very rewarding to read to the second-grade classes during their specials time, and the Provisional classes provided educational and fun holiday and end-of-the-year parties. As we end this League year and anticipate the future needs of our community, our focus will be on community health and wellness. We hope to continue our partnerships with Out of the Garden, Go Far and our Kids in the Kitchen program. We have spoken with other organizations in our community and hope to be able to reach out to an even greater population of High Point residents who are in need. Cheridan Abeles, Community Impact Chair

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JLHP For 72 second graders at Parkview Elementary we created the Panther Book Cart, participated in Lunch Buddies, read to the classrooms and hosted a holiday and end of year party.

We gave tours to 90 fourth graders from Northwood Elementary at the historic Briles House to educate them on the importance of historic preservation and preserving their own family history.

We partnered with Northwood Elementary to support their Go Far program by providing healthy snacks after the practices and races for over 75 studentsthat’s over 3,100 snacks and drinks!


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in the Community Our Kids in the Kitchen program educated over 1,000 kids on the importance of healthy eating and exercising at the GO Far race in May.

Members and their kids help feed over 1800 children by filling backpacks for the Out of the Garden program that provides food for students over the weekend.

Working with Out of the Garden, we packed and distributed monthly meal boxes through their Mobile Food Pantry to over 200 families in need around High Point.

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Designer Showhouse


hirty-five years after the Junior League of High Point hosted its first Designer Showhouse, the JLHP embarked upon a five-month journey to bring ‘High Point to the World.’ This tremendous task was achieved by the hard work and commitment from our Active and Sustainer membership, along with the generous help from friends of the League. The Showhouse was brought to life by 30 local and national designers who stunningly transformed the historic home into a modern, livable space. The Showhouse brought about more excitement in High Point and the design community than we could have ever dreamed. We have high hopes for another in 2017!

The events received great reviews, including designer Leslie Hendrix Wood at Hadley Court and Mary Douglas Drysdale. Drysdale’s account of the Grand Opening Party summed it up perfectly, “It was certainly a terrific house, and if the success of this showhouse, is an indicator of what the High Point Market experience will be - it will rock!” We were lucky to see and meet some of the best designers in the world. Our Grand Opening Party had over 200 people in attendance, including Ann Maine, editor-in-chief of Traditional Home Magazine, Libby Langdon, Tobi Fairley and Jamie Drake. We enjoyed Prosecco-melon ball cocktails, delicious food from Lisa Hawley’s Southern Roots Restaurant and music from The Deluge. Gary Simon donated a


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fabulous Slane pearl necklace and matching earrings for our key raffle. A good time was certainly had by all! We rolled our excitement from the Grand Opening party to the public opening of the Showhouse on Saturday, April 18. We averaged 115 attendees a day through the twelve days we were open. Madcap Cottage opened up shop in the Showhouse with a portion of the proceeds going to the JLHP. Tasty snacks, fabulous soaps, candles and vintage galore. Hottest item of the week had to be the New York, London, Paris, High Point t-shirts. Our Wine Tasting event with Joans Von Drehle had great attendance with delicious food from Aaron Bray of Finishing Touches. The food was tasty and a perfect pairing with the fabulous wines. We ended our two-week long fundraiser with the Second Annual Trucks and Tunes party being held at the Showhouse. This event was a special treat for our Trucks and Tunes patrons, as we kept the house open for the first hour and half of the party. With over 200 in attendance for the party, we enjoyed excellent food from Truckin’ with Tipsyz, Taqueria El Azteca, and dessert from Gigi’s Cupcake Truck of Winston-Salem. The Michael Bennett Project kept the tunes pumping, and the guests jumping while Brown Truck Brewery and Brewer’s Kettle kept the beer flowing. We had great items donated by local shops and furniture manufacturers, as well as items from the designers that were used in the showhouse to round out our raffle. It was another successful evening to finish our Showhouse events. With the help of our sponsors, designers, shop sales, ticket sales, and raffle ticket sales, the 2015 Junior League Designer Showhouse raised over $90,000. The money raised will greatly assist the Junior League of High Point as it reinstates the Teacher Mini-Grant program, extends further into our Community Impact programs, and our mission of developing the potential of women to improve the community through leadership of trained volunteers. Laurie Mendenhall Tester and Lauren Picha, Showhouse Chairmen PRESENTED BY

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Showhouse Designers MAIN FLOOR Entry Traci Zeller

Traci Zeller Designs Charlotte, NC

Library Michelle Workman

Michelle Workman Interiors Chattanooga, TN

Downstairs Hall Jennifer Hutton

Den Alan Ferguson & John Paulin Alan Ferguson Interiors High Point, NC

Lisa Mende Design Charlotte, NC

Living Room Jack Fhillips and Sally Altizer

Dining Room Jason Oliver Nixon & John Loecke

Mickey Sharpe Design Lexington, NC

Mickey Sharpe

Bar Christi Barbour

Powder Room Margaret Fisher

Jack Fhillips Design, Inc West Palm Beach, FL & High Point, NC

Jennifer Hutton Design Lexington, NC

Madcap Cottage High Point, NC

Barbour Spangle Design High Point, NC

Kitchen Lisa Mende

Margaret Fisher Interiors Charlotte, NC

SECOND FLOOR Upstairs Hallway Mickey Sharpe

Master Bedroom Libby Langdon Libby Interiors, Inc New York, NY

Catherine M Austin Interior Design Charlotte, NC

Jennifer Hutton

Bedroom #2 Lisa Sherry

Dressing Room Kara Cox

Second Floor Living Area Holly Phillips

Bedroom #1 Laura Covington

Bedroom #2 Lance Jackson & David Ecton

Front Porch Lorraine Hayes

Front Yard Wesley Hudson

Slate Patio Back Yard Stephanie James & Patti Allen

Mickey Sharpe Design Lexington, NC

Jennifer Hutton Design Lexington, NC

Lisa Sherry Interieurs High Point, NC

Bedroom #3 Catherine Austin

Bedroom #4 Leslie Moore L.Moore Designs High Point, NC

Kara Cox Interiors Greensboro, NC

CARRIAGE HOUSE Main Living Area (LL) Aida Saul Aida Interiors Charlotte, NC

The English Room Charlotte, NC

LC Interior Design Chapel Hill, NC

Parker Kennedy Living Marietta, GA

EXTERIOR Front Terrace and Pool Eric Ross Eric Ross Interiors Franklin, TN

A special thank you to Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke at Madcap Cottage for suggesting we tackle a Showhouse and being there to support us when we decided to take on this massive challenge‌we couldn’t have done it without you!


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Braxton Culler High Point, NC

Green Earth Landscaping High Point, NC

James and Allen Interiors High Point, NC

A special thank you to the Traditional Home Magazine team of Ann Maine, Amy Soule and Beth McDonough as our mentors in the magazine world. Your knowledge of the work that goes into a Showhouse and positive feedback kept us on track and motivated from the beginning!

Our Sincere Gratitude

We want to thank the amazing 2015 JLHP Designer Showhouse partners and sponsors! We’ve been fortunate to have some great individuals and companies on board, and we are humbled by their support. The work of the Junior League of High Point is in large part made possible through the financial support of these individuals and corporations. From the bottom our hearts, Thank You!



Gloria Adams, Allen Tate Realtors • Bank of North Carolina Blakely Financial, Inc. • Coldwell Banker • Helen and David Congdon Barbara and Paul Coughlin, Past President • Susan and Rob Culp, Past President J Gallery of Fine Art • International Market Centers Nancy and Bruce Laney, Past President • New Bridge Bank North State Communications • Sallie Phillips • Protection Systems Simon Jewelers • Spider Digital • Carol Young WINDSOR SPONSORS

Caryl and Ben Adams, Past President • Alderman Company • The Antiques Diva Backyard Pools and Construction • Culp, Inc. • Cupcake Cuties Bakery Kathryn and Chris Harrell • HighBoy.com • High Point Design Center High Point Friends School • High Point Jewelers and Fine Gifts • JH Adams Inn Marilyn and Matt Nowell • Cathy Procton • Nancy and Mark Warburton REGENCY SPONSORS

Acme Samples/ASB Graphics • Meredith and Braden Covington Fine Furniture Design • Gifts Like Nothing Else, Brenda Carr and Beverly Koontz Cindy and Tom Jarrell, Past President • Just Priceless • Otto and Moore, Inc. Ellen D. Whitlock, Past President • Jeff Williams DESIGN SPONSORS


Ann Sacks • Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring • Carpet One by Henry CR Laine • Currey & Company • French Heritage Interior Exterior Carpet One of Asheboro • Kallista • Kohler Marsh Kitchens • Marsh Furniture Company Modern History • Natural Decorations, Inc. • Somerset Bay AND, SPECIAL THANKS

Carol Young and Associates, Allen Tate Realtors • Ken Carpenter • The Deluge Dobbins Electric • Beth Earnst, Past President • Finishing Touches Furnitureland South • Grand Rental Station • High Point Community Theater Wesley Hudson • Lloyd’s Painting • Michael Bennett Project • Michael Payne Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. • Royal Restrooms • Southern Roots • Tomasz Piotrowski Year in Review 2014-2015 15 JLHP 2015 Designer Showhouse 2

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Grand Opening Party 2015 Showhouse Designers

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L to R: Mary Douglas Drysdale, Libby Langdon, Jamie Drake, Denise McGaha and Thor Taber.


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Membership The Membership Committee was busy with recruitment long before the League year kicked off in September. Super Saturday was held in August at the Briles House as a training session for new members. We hosted two recruitment socials during the year, both at the stunning home of current President, Mary Powell DeLille. We can attribute the growing numbers of the League to Mary Powell and her contagious spirit and energy! After completion of two Provisional classes this year, we introduced 21 amazing women to the JLHP! It was a privilege to educate these ladies with the help of my assistant, Kathryn Harrell, on all aspects of our small, yet growing League. Meredith Covington returned as Sustainer Advisor to our committee with a wealth of knowledge to offer our group, especially over the summer in preparing for the new year. Our socials this League year were fun for all. We kicked off with a Welcome Back Party in September, which served as our first GMM, complete with live music by Proteus and a food truck! The Holiday Social in December was a fun evening of socializing with Provisionals, Actives and Sustainers all under one roof with beautiful dĂŠcor from the talented, Past-President, Cindy Armfield. Not only did Cindy help with beautifications to the Briles House, but she hosted the Annual Provisional/Sustainer Cocktail Hour at her gorgeous home in March. The Annual Dinner was held at the High Point Country Club this year, both Active and Sustaining members gathered to celebrate all of our accomplishments and recognize the contributions of our members over the past year. This year, two extraordinary women were honored for the dedication and contributions to the League. We would like to congratulate, Donna Blakely, who was awarded Most Active Sustainer for her tireless commitment to the Junior League. We would also like to congratulate, Cheriden Abeles, who was presented with the Spirit of the League Award. The fall Provisionals completed their semester with a Holiday Party for the 72 second grade students at Parkview Elementary. It was a fun-filled afternoon where the children enjoyed a snack and created a Frosty the Snowman character made out of socks and pipe cleaners. Thanks to the generous donations from the Sustainers, the students were given gift bags to take home over winter break with the highlight being a pair of winter gloves in each bag. The spring class hosted an End of the Year Party for the second grade class. It was equally successful with storytelling, craft time to create bookmarks, and a gift bag with three books per student to excite them for summer reading. The League has partnered with Parkview for three years to help promote literacy! Both Provisional groups exceeded their fundraising expectations, and the excess funds were used to purchase additional books for the students at Parkview and provide gift cards for the 4 second grade teachers for supplies and improvements in the classroom. Thank you again to the Sustainers who graciously donated. Marilyn Nowell, Membership Chair 2014-2015


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The Spirit of the League Award This award is given to an Active member of the Junior League of High Point who has contributed exceptional service through her placement and work in the community. This woman has gone beyond the call of duty and exemplifies the true spirit of the Junior League. The recipient of this distinguished award was Cheridan Abeles for her outstanding work as Community Impact Chairman. Over the year she met with many organizations in the community to make sure they fit within our scope of impact. She developed partnerships with these agencies which allowed the Junior League of High Point to serve our community in many ways. With her skillful planning we have been able to pack back-packs for children to have over the weekend. Monthly we helped serve food in local food deserts with Out of the Garden’s mobile food pantry. We partnered with Northwood to sponsor their Go Far teams. We have continued our literacy focus with Parkview’s second graders and hosted our annual Kids in the Kitchen event. Cheridan truly embodies this award, her inspiring dedication and tremendous hard work have benefited so many within our community.

Most Active Sustainer Award The Most Active Sustainer award is given each year to a Sustainer member of the Junior League of High Point who continues to show dedication to the Junior League through her willingness to utilize her experience and knowledge to help the organization thrive. Donna Blakely, the recipient of this year’s award, served in various roles throughout the year. She mentored a committee, actively served on a project, and volunteered for community projects. Donna’s enthusiasm is infectious and she has been described as eager, helpful, thoughtful, considerate and involved. When she commits to doing something, there is no question that it will be taken care of with impeccable detail. She served in many positions during her eight years as an Active member in the League, including President. As a Sustainer, Donna has helped whenever asked and volunteers regularly. She always teaches, cheers and motivates the members. Donna now serves the League as President of the Sustainer Board, and we look forward to her continued leadership and the wonderful impact she will undoubtedly have in the coming year.

Welcome New Members Mary Cullen Bills Vicki Brown Maya Crews Jamie Cumby Cari DeLille Amanda LeFever Jessica Moore Liz Moore Liz Morgan Laura Pearson Heidi Poth Laurel Smith Lindsay Swaim Lindsay Todd Erica Wuorio Catherine Magill Bonnie Masarik Katelyn Molloy Heather Rouse Jessica Whitten Tami Williams

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Sustainers Sustainer Engagement

Volunteer I AM

One of the most important benefits of membership in the Junior League is lifelong connections to community-minded women. The Junior League of High Point is deeply grateful to our 267 sustaining members who have given their time, financial support and leadership skills to improve both our League and our community.

Thank You to the 2014-2015 Sustainer Board President Julie Samuels Hill Vice President Donna Blakely Treasurer Susan Samuel Secretary Nancy Warburton Board Members-at-Large Susan Culp, Nancy Laney and Barbara Coughlin

Sustainers use their Junior League of High Point training and expertise professionally to share with other community organizations, and within the League, as Sustainer Advisors to the Board of Directors. In addition to many significant examples of our community involvement - spinning off from our League training, we also have fun!

Volunteer I Am Twenty-four hours in every day. Where can I go to give some away? For my time is a gift. My experience gold, and All I desire... Is a small hand to hold. A tear to wipe, a child to soothe A lonely person to comfort when blue or just A good friend to lend a hand to There’s no need for you to strike up the band For I rarely seek out the fanfare of man. I simply have time to give away To help those in need and brighten their day For my time is my own. I give it for free. A volunteer I am. A volunteer I’ll be.

Many thanks to each of you for your support and love of the JLHP. I have served as your Junior League UNKNOWN Sustainer President for 2 years and it has been an honor to serve and represent alongside each and every one of you. We have had a great sustainer Board this year and I would like to recognize all of their hard work and dedication. From planning the Fall Sustainer Luncheon, to calling friends to join them at the holiday social, to updating mailing lists and finally for spending countless hours helping with shifts at the Showhouse this spring… wow, I want to thank the Sustainer Board and ALL sustainers for your time and for being such great volunteers! Your LOVE of the Junior League of High Point and dedication to help this league thrive is sooo important.

A Big Thank You

to our Sustainer Advisors for 2014-2015


Sustainer Advisor to the Board Kay Anderson

Community Impact Committee: Barbra Lassiter

Fall Fundraiser: Cindy Jarrell

PR/Communications Committee: Carol Young

Membership Committee: Meredith Covington

Placement Committee: Caryl Adams

Spring Fundraiser: Julie Delguadio, Courtney Best, Cindy Armfield, Rebecca Atwell, Elizabeth Harris, Susan Hawks, Beth Breece, Beachy Allen, Carol Young, Alisha Boger

Preservation Committee: Edith Brady

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With everything each Active, Provisional and Sustainer member does in this community we are reminded that our purpose is to help and enhance our community, specifically as it relates to women and children. Thank you for your devotion, love and commitment the Junior League of High Point, let’s keep it up! Thank you all for all you do every day for our community. Julie Samuels Hill, Sustainer President 2013-2015

Super Sustainers Sustainers who became Super Sustainers for contributing an additional $80 to their membership dues payment in the spring are gratefully acknowledged here. The idea for creating the Super Sustainer category on the dues payment coupon came from a Sustaining member of the League. Amy Adams Caryl Adams Rebecca Atwell Courtney Best Donna Blakely Edith Brady Teresa Bretzmann Ann Brinson Brenda Carr Linda Chafin Evelyn Cottam Barbara Coughlin Amanda Covington Jennifer Covington Katherine Covington Catherine Culp Susan Culp Elizabeth Dasher Holly Davis Julie Delgaudio Mary Drummond Mary Duckett Shay Edwards Dorsay Eichhorn Julia Fariss Elizabeth Finch Kimberly Floyd Ann Fulton Patricia Grayson Marybeth Grein Malia Grimes Anne Harris

Jaclyn Hirschhaut Judyth Hustulid Deborah Irvin Cindy Jarrell Mary Jarrell Lynn Jennette Dorothy Keever Mary Moore Keever Sarah Kemm Nan Kester Jane Knight Nancy Laney Barbara Lassiter Lynne Ledford

Margaret Lewis Amanda Magill Carroll Ann Miller Jane Myers Rena Norcross Deborah Novak Katherine A Phillips Sallie Phillips Cathy Procton Laine Ruehle Mariana Qubein Liz Rogers Susan Samuel Victoria Shipman

Heather Singer Debbie Smothers Jeanne Spillers Judith Stalder Virginia Stevens Donna Tucker Martha Tucker Nancy Warburton Lee Webster Davette Williams Lee Worden Carolyn Yokely Carol M. Young

Explore High Point’s History Permanent & Changing Exhibits Living History Demonstrations

Help Preserve the Little Red Schoolhouse - donate today!

Our Historical Park features three historic buildings


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Leadership in the JLHP Mrs. McAnally by Cari DeLille & Catherine Stokely

As the Junior League of High Point’s oldest living sustainer, Mrs. Wanna McAnally holds a wealth of knowledge about the rich history of our city’s league. We joined her at lovely home in Emerywood, where she and her daughter, Mrs. Wanna Blanton shared Mrs. McAnally’s best memories of her time in the JLHP. Mrs. McAnally was born in Hemingway, South Carolina in 1912. Her family moved to North Carolina when she was a child, and she attended Salem College to study music. She then moved to High Point in July of 1933 when she married her husband, Mr. Charles McAnally. In 1946, Mrs. McAnally became a member of the Junior Service League of High Point. Mrs. McAnally joined the Junior League to make a difference in the lives of women and her community. She wanted to be part of an organization of women who exchanged ideas and aspired to improve the quality of life for people in High Point. At this time, Mrs. McAnally was playing the piano for the Follies, which was a professional organization based in New York that would come to High Mrs. McAnally, 1959

Point each year and help the League with

a fundraiser that was like a variety show. Her piano skills were (and still are!) extraordinary, and she was also the organist at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for many years. When Mrs. McAnally joined the League, it was a only a local organization that was supported by many activities in the community. The group established the well-baby clinic in 1940, which provided much needed care to the women and children of High Point. In the present-day International Home Furnishings Center, the League members would provide home-cooked meals to visitors in a cafeteria during furniture market. This was one of their main fundraisers for 16 years! The League was also heavily involved in the Children’s Theatre of High Point, the Mental Health Association, and started a Thrift Shop (later, the Bargain Boutique) in High Point to support their programs. As the Junior Service League of High Point evolved, they felt the time was right to apply for membership with the Association of


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Mrs. McAnally, 2015

Junior Leagues International. Leaders of the League knew that by becoming accredited by the national organization, it would give them access to enhanced training programs, leadership education, and further establish their credibility within the community. In 1948, they began the four-year application process. During this time, AJLI officials visited High Point on eight separate occasions to evaluate the High Point League and interact with the members. Mr. Charles McAnally lent his time and knowledge to help with the legal work required to join the AJLI, and continued to provide legal representation to the League throughout his life. On a special day in 1952, League members anxiously sat on the staircase at the present-day JH Adam’s Inn. They were elated to find out that their local service league had been accepted as a member of the AJLI, thus the Junior League of High Point came to be. Mrs. McAnally worked diligently as one of the incorporating members during this time and considers this her favorite memory of her League experience. Mrs. McAnally also served as Corresponding Secretary during her time as an Active member of the League. She became a sustainer shortly after the League was accepted into the AJLI. During her time as a sustainer, Mrs. McAnally was the President of the Sustainers and continued to donate her time and musical abilities to a variety of activities held by the League. When Mrs. McAnally’s daughter became a member the League in 1960, she was excited “Wanna Junior” was continuing the tradition of service in their family. The impact that the Junior League of High Point has had on Mrs. McAnally is hard to measure. As she shared her clippings and memories, it was easy to see how much the League has

1928 – HIGH POINT JUNIOR LEAGUE – 1953 Founding members of Junior Service League

meant to her and how she benefited from being a part of this organization. “I am very proud of us carrying on the tradition of the Junior League, as it is a wonderful organization,” she stated. At the end of our visit, we were thrilled and honored to hear Mrs. McAnally “tickle the ivories.” Her vitality at the piano mirrored that of a 25 year-old, and her words of wisdom concerning the League can be a lesson to us all as we strive to grow and serve the High Point community.

Year in Review 2014-2015


Preservation 2014-2015 has been a very productive year, and we are proud to have accomplished everything we planned to do with the grant we received from the Community Foundation. On May 16th, we opened the Briles House to the public for “Preservation Celebration� in honor of National Historic Preservation Month during the month of May. A lot of time, research, and cucumber sandwiches went into these efforts. All this work was to educate the public on the importance of preservation, and one huge aspect was opening the house for tours to fourth graders. Luckily, we hosted our first class before the end of the school year as we welcomed 90 fourth grade students from Northwood Elementary. We decided to focus on the fourth grade because their curriculum of study is the history of North Carolina. At the beginning of the tour, each child received a Preservation Journal of their very own. We included games and interview questions in the journal so they can educate their family and friends at home on the importance of preservation as well. They also got to take home the placements that were created to educate the importance of preserving family history through photographs, journals, video, scrapbooking. The students got to practice the proper way to set a table while enjoying yummy snacks of cucumber sandwiches and fruit salad, all recipes from the JLHP cookbook. The students were very inquisitive


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and interested in the house, the history of the family and if there were any ghosts! Knowing





“guinea pigs� I asked the teachers for feedback. They were very impressed with the curriculum, and how well it ties into their North Carolina studies, they had only positive feedback and would like to bring their classes next year! The JLHP volunteers who helped

The best thing you can give children, next to good habits, are good memories. SYDNEY HARRIS

that day could see that we have something special here, something that interested the kids, excited them and educated them on preserving the past. This program is such an exciting beginning to something that can grow and expand to all schools! The impact we can make on these children and how they view the preservation of buildings, landmarks, their family history, basic manners, and history, in general, is huge. Mary Powell Y. DeLille, Preservation Committee Chair



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The Briles House

The Junior League of High Point, Inc. - Mary Strickland Froelich Headquarters -

Donations Caryl Adams $500.00

Ann Busby $250.00

Cheryl Riedlinger $50.00

Mark & Mary Jane Akerman $100.00

Barbara Coughlin $200.00

Elizabeth Schoch $75.00

Mark & Juliana Phillips $100.00

Matt & Emily Thiel $400.00

the Mortgage

In Kind Donations

Honorariums and Memorials

Carol M. Young Crystal punch bowl and glasses

Amy Adams $100.00 donation in memory of Shirley Mooneyham, Carly Adams mother who recently passed

Beth C. Earnst Small 20”Color TV Set with AM/FM radio for use in Children’s Room

Mary Jo DeLille $50.00 to Briles House in honor of Mary Powell Y. DeLille

Liz Rogers Framed picture of “Disappearing High Point” and Christmas garland

Rooms and Areas Available for Designation Interior Rooms

Suggested Gift

Exterior Areas

Suggested Gift



Area between back of house and storage building


Back Hallway


Flower bed at back entrance


Upstairs Landing


Flower bed by side porch - porte cochere


Upstairs Balcony


Backyard storage building


President’s Hallway

$10,000 - $15,000

Gardens, front and back could be considered

Amount dependent on selection

Briles House Named Areas The Dining Room

The Front Parlor

We would like to thank the children of Elizabeth Burton Hutchens (JLHP President 1975-1976) for their $30,000 donation and an anonymous donor for a $20,000 donation to name the front parlor.

The Back Porch

We would like to thank the family of Nancy Lineberger Lyles (JLHP President 1957-1958) for their $50,000 donation. The dining room of the Briles House has been named in her memory.

The Conference Room

The President’s Office

The Upstairs Workroom

The Children’s Room

The Upstairs Meeting Room

We would like to thank the children and grandchildren of Meredith Clark Slane (JLHP President 1942-1944) for their $50,000 donation. The conference room of the Briles House has been named in her memory.

Past Presidents of the Junior League of High Point, Inc. contributed to the restoration of this room, which is named in their honor.

The Front Foyer

We would like to thank David Hayworth for his generous donation of $30,000. The front foyer of the Briles House is named in memory of his sister Margaret Hayworth Dalton (JLHP President 1953-1954).

We would like to thank Mary Long Jarrell, Jennie Jarrell Hayman (President, Junior League of Raleigh 1993-1994 and AJLI Area Director 2000-2002) and Cindy Roberson Jarrell (JLHP President 2008-2009) for their $15,000 donation for the children’s room located on the second floor of the Briles House.

The Music Room

The Front Porch and Porte Cochere

We would like to thank Lillian Agnew Leath (JLHP President 1959-1960) for her $50,000 donation. The music room is given in honor of all Presidents of the Junior League of High Point.


We would like to thank the Hayden Harman Foundation for their $50,000 donation to memorialize Jesse Franklin Hayden and Velva Green Hayden. The front porch and porte cochere is named in their memory.

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We would like to thank the Mary and Elliot Wood Foundation for their $20,000 donation to memorialize Evelyn Hackney Wood (JLHP President 1980-1981). The back porch is named in her memory. We would like to thank our Past Treasurers: Amanda Picha Coles, Beth Earnst, Ericka Best-Hunt, and Ann Lynch for their $10,000 donation to name the workroom. We would like to thank the Qubein Family for their $10,000 donation to name the meeting room.

Background on the House How to Become a Member of the Junior League of High Point Since 1928, the Junior League of High Point, Inc. has empowered women through leadership training and development to positively impact the High Point community. As a member, a woman can expect to gain an awareness of important social issues, build effective communication skills, participate in fundraising efforts and accomplish significant goals through teamwork on a variety of projects. Members also develop strong, enduring friendships through involvement with community projects. The Junior League of High Point, Inc. invites women who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age, with an interest to voluntarism and a commitment to community service. The deadline for membership applications occur in August and in December of each year. You may contact the Junior League of High Point, Inc at 336.889.5479 or info@jlhp.org. You may also visit our website at www.jlhp.org.

The League bought the Briles House in 2002 with funds raised to purchase it and completed the renovations in 2007 when our headquarters were moved into the second-level of the historic home. The house was built in 1907 by Lee and Bertie Briles, an important historical family in the community involved in banking, lumber and gold mining in North Carolina. The house passed down in the Briles family until the death of Miss Ruth Briles, at the age of 86, in early 2002. In Miss Briles’ will she stated her wish would be that a non-profit purchase the home, restore it to the grandeur it once knew and share it with the community as a gathering place. The Junior League of High Point, Inc. has kept alive the idea Miss Briles had for how this house could serve her community. We have preserved the past for future generations to enjoy and walk through a piece of High Point history.

Looking for the

perfect place

to host a meeting, celebrate a bridal shower, wedding reception, or host a cocktail party in High Point? Come experience the beautiful Briles House, conveniently located on Main Street. Junior League of High Point Contact us to learn more about rental options for your special event in our historic home. 1103 N. Main Street | High Point, NC 27262 (336) 889-5479 | www.jlhp.org Year in Review 2014-2015



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Placements 2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mary Powell Y. DeLille, President Lauren Picha, President-Elect Emily Thiel, Treasurer Heather Watson, Executive Vice-President Sadie Leder-Elder, Recording Secretary Allison Almond, Corresponding Secretary Liz Lynch, Board Member-at-Large Kay Anderson, Sustainer Advisor


Heather Watson, Executive Vice-President Rebecca McCarter, Assistant Treasurer Julie Messner and Tara Elliot,Fall Fundraiser Co-Chairs Shea Barnett, Spring Fundraiser Chair Erin Miller, Nominating Chair Heidi Poth and Tami Williams, TMG Co-Chairs Heather Rouse, Briles House Committee Chair Laurie Tester, Membership Development Chair Jackie Moore, Placement Chair Cari DeLille, PR/Communications Chair Cheridan Abeles, Community Impact Chair Tara Elliott, KITK Chair

FALL FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE Julie Messner, Co-Chair Tara Elliot, Co-Chair Lindsay Todd Kristin Crowe Catherine Stokely

SPRING FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE Shea Barnett, Chair Lindsay Swaim Marilyn Nowell Kathryn Harrell Julie Messner

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Laurie Tester, Chair Laurel Smith Liz Moore Laura Pearson Liz Morgan

PLACEMENT COMMITTEE Jackie Moore, Chair Kristin Crowe Misty Roberts

PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Cari DeLille, Chair Jessica Moore Joann Godwin Jaime Cumby

COMMUNITY IMPACT COMMITTEE Cheridan Abeles, Chair Maya Crews Oakes, Asst. Chair Sara Yowell Vicki Brown Jenny Mayhew Melody Emerson

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN COMMITTEE Tara Elliott, Chair Windsor Lineback Katelyn Molloy Amanda LeFever


Erin Miller, Chair Tara Elliot, Asst. Chair 3-5 YEAR ACTIVE: Cheridan Abeles Jackie Moore, Placement Chair, ex-officio Beth Earnst, Past President

TEACHER MINI-GRANTS COMMITTEE Heidi Poth, Co-Chairs Tami Williams, Co-Chairs Mary Cullen Bills Megan Fox

BRILES HOUSE COMMITTEE Heather Rouse, Chair Caitlyn Wright Jessica Whitten Liz Lynch

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