Photo by Jeylin White
Linda Harrelson (right) prepares to dish up a plate of her homemade dessert for Lois Wolfe at a Morrow Civic Woman’s club meeting.
It was May 1, 1962, when the Morrow Civic Woman’s Club was founded. The group of women from counties all over Metro Atlanta will convene at an invitation-only affair at the First Baptist Church of Morrow on Saturday to celebrate 50 years of community service work.
“We have some special treats for that day,” said Peggy Pruett, president of the Morrow Civic Woman’s Club. “We have homemakers, teachers and professional women who are willing to give of their time, talent and resources to those projects.”
Pruett said their organization is a part of the Georgia and National Federation of Women’s Clubs. She said the group volunteers and organizes dozens of projects in the community, state, nation and internationally.
“Projects are all funded by our fundraisers,” said Pruett.
Recently, she said, they have focused on assisting local organizations.
One project included the establishment of the Morrow branch of the public library. Another was a soup supper dinner held last week to raise money and resources for Calvary Refuge, a homeless shelter in Forest Park, and Haven House, a women’s shelter in McDonough.
“We work with all of the local charities to contribute to their current needs,” she said. “We pride ourselves in being available to help with any community need within our capabilities.”
A few other fundraisers include: Selling homemade ice cream at festivals, creating and selling cookbooks, hosting a Christmas lunch shop at the Morrow Christmas festival, bake sales, purse swap, plant sales, yard sales, salad suppers, soup suppers, handmade craft sales, and a fashion show, which is their current signature event.
A few projects and organizations the group worked with are: Ronald McDonald House, Securus House, Haven House, Good Shepherd Clinic, scholarships to Clayton State, purchasing glasses for students, purchasing toys for military children, purchasing hygiene products for military women, and purchasing pajamas for women in jail.
Pruett said their organization is open to all women. “We have always been a close-knit group of women and take care of each other,” she said. She added because of the contributions to the community the have received many district, state and national awards through the years.
To find out more about Morrow Civic Woman’s Club ,visit www.sites.google.com/site/morrowcivicwomansclub/Home.