Junior Service League welcomes new members

New members pose for a group shot. Front, from left, are Melissa Ewing, Renee Leonard, Sarah Carraway and Stephanie Gibson; back, from left, are Leslie Hunt, Jennifer Wackerhagen, Amy Landers, Keeli Boyce, Susan Potter and Lindsey Brown.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

New members pose for a group shot. Front, from left, are Melissa Ewing, Renee Leonard, Sarah Carraway and Stephanie Gibson; back, from left, are Leslie Hunt, Jennifer Wackerhagen, Amy Landers, Keeli Boyce, Susan Potter and Lindsey Brown.

It is always exciting when invited to join a new group.

For ten Blount County women, an invitation to join the Junior Service League was followed up with a new member tea and evening of training at the home of sustaining member Joyce Greene.

Junior Service League is an organization of 59 women who are committed to serving the community. Members are required to give community service hours and to help the organization with fundraising to support the JSL Toys for Blount County drive.

The women of Junior Service League raise thousands of dollars each year to fund Toys for Blount County, an annual toy drive that has collects Christmas gifts for Blount County’s children in need. The drive has been a part of the Blount County Christmas landscape since 1972. Currently, JSL is planning the upcoming fundraiser, the annual Santa Breakfast. This magical event will be held on Dec. 18 at the Clayton Center for the Arts and will serve over 400 parents and children. For information about donations and sponsorships for this event, visit Junior Service League at www.jslmaryville.org.

Blount Today introduces the new members of JSL today and shares some snapshots of the training session and new member tea at the Greene home.

Keeli Boyce

Hometown: Pigeon Forge

College: Maryville College

Profession: Human Resources Manager at DenTek Oral Care

Spouse: Greg

Children: Olivia 3, Isabella 2 months

Hobbies: photography

Lindsey Brown

Hometown: Maryville

College: Maryville College, Masters at LMU, current EDS student at LMU

Profession: Third grade teacher, Sam Houston Elementary

Single

Hobbies: Playing with my dog Jax, traveling, softball, spending time with family and friends

Sarah Carraway

Hometown: Maryville

College: Pelllissippi State

Profession: Mom and part-time employee for family business

Spouse: Brad

Children: Molly 4, Max 6 months

Hobbies: Reading, walking and spending time with family

Melissa Ewing

Hometown: Scottsboro, Ala.

College: Auburn University

Profession: School psychologist with Maryville City Schools

Spouse: Jeff Ewing

Children: Ethan 6, and Maddox 2

Hobbies: tennis, shopping, reading James Patterson novels

Stephanie Gibson

Hometown: Maryville

College: Maryville College

Profession: Elementary teacher

Single

Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends and running

Leslie Hunt

Hometown: Maryville

College: East Tennessee State University

Profession: Home Loan Specialist

Single

Hobbies: Running, working out, coaching Maryville Li’l Rebs Cheerleaders

Amy Landers

Hometown: Jefferson City, Tenn.

College: University of Tennessee

Profession: Teacher at MIS

Spouse: Josh

Children: Graham

Hobbies: Running, spending time with family and friends

Renee Leonard

Hometown: Knoxville

College: Carson-Newman College, Trevecca Nazarene University

Profession: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative and Physician Assistant

Children: Olivia 7 and Addison 5

Hobbies: Photography, running, travel

Susan Potter

Hometown: Maryville

College: University of Tennessee; University of Tennessee College of Law

Profession: Attorney

Spouse: Michael Potter

Children: Nathan

Hobbies: Hiking, reading, working out, traveling

Jennifer Wackerhagen

Hometown: Maryville

College: University of Tennessee

Profession: VP of Resource Development, United Way of Blount County

Spouse: Jason

Children: Taylor Jo, 5 1/2

Hobbies: Running, singing and spending time with my family and friends.

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