Another great release from Douglas County, this time celebrating a long time women’s club of Douglas County:
****LES SOEURS CLUB CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SISTERHOOD AND SERVICE****
Les Soeurs, “the sisters”, is an organization of ladies in Douglas County who celebrated its 50th Anniversary and 50 years of service on May 6th. The Les Soeurs Club celebrated this milestone with a Proclamation from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and a gala celebration.
Les Soeurs was founded by Dorothy Sparks and Hazel Burton to gather women of like mind but diverse personalities and careers to pursue community, educational, domestic and spiritual goals. Founder Dorothy Sparks said that they wanted be “women of integrity” who could help better the community by being “servant leaders”.
During its 50-year history, the Les Soeurs sisterhood has performed quietly, being very involved without fanfare, and meeting needs that they have identified, such as assistance to needy families and gifts to children at Christmas.
There were 15 Charter members, of which 12 are still active after 50 years, and their current membership is 37. The Club is designed for ladies who are 50 years of age and older, and meets monthly at New Mountain Top Baptist Church. Its President is Ruby Merritt. The Club is sustained for the future by a legacy organization, young ladies – many the daughters of Les Soeurs members – who aspire to a life of servant leadership and continuing the traditions and contributions of the organizations.
The bonds of sisterhood are strong, and have been for 50 years with the Les Soeurs.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recognized them during a recent Commission meeting, congratulated them on this milestone, and thanked them for their service to the community.
Our thanks to Wes Tallon as always for the great info!