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Civic group urges public to ‘Take a Look at League’

Published 10:53pm Friday, February 11, 2011

The Niles Service League is hosting its annual “Look at League,” informational meeting, as a way for potential new members to explore what the league is about. The meeting is planned for the end of March.

The Niles Service League was organized by a group of woman interested in the welfare of infants and preschool-age children. As the years passed, the group’s mission expanded to include children of all ages.  The organization provides services for area children in Niles, Brandywine and Buchanan.

Some of its monetary donations include scholarships, camperships, clothing and glasses for students, contributions to area Project Graduations, Adopt-a-Christmas family project along with many other community programs. It supports these projects through fundraisers.

NSL provides the following volunteer services to the community:

• Bloodmobile reminder calls for the American Red Cross
• Bell-ringing for The Salvation Army
• Free, safe and fun games at the Apple Festival Youth Day
• Babysitting Clinic for fifth and sixth grade students located at the Lakeland Medical Center
• Delivering Meals-on-Wheels monthly
• Providing needed clothing, glasses and other items to students in the community through its School Liaison Program

Requirements of membership are a three-year commitment, yearly dues and attendance at monthly meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. from September through June.

To learn more about volunteering and making a difference in the community, contact one of the following members: Nichole Hover (president), (269) 362-1320; Cathie Waggoner (president-elect), (269) 683-6980; Ginger Andres (treasurer), (269) 591-1875; Michelle Horvath (corresponding secretary), (574) 386-9124; or Linda Ditto (public relations/recording secretary), (269) 449-5223.

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