THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS INITIATIVE - November 26th to December 3rd

Can one black dress for seven short days create awareness about issues that affect others for a lifetime?

The iconic Little Black Dress (LBD) is usually thought of as just a fashionable wardrobe staple– great for business or a fun night out. So why is the LBD at the center of an awareness campaign about opioid abuse? By wearing the same LBD for 7 days in a row, we hope to illustrate the devastating effects opioid abuse places on families, individuals, and the community. Throughout the week, The Junior League of Gaston County LBDI will advocate across the community to:

  1. RAISE AWARENESS of opioid abuse in Gaston County;

  2. ILLUSTRATE how opioid abuse and addiction affects our community; and

  3. RAISE FUNDS to combat the opioid epidemic in Gaston County 

The Junior League of Gaston County works on projects and with community partners to combat opioid abuse in Gaston County. Please support The JLGC as we tackle this important issue.

check back later in the month for a link to donate to our cause


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Thanks to our 2019 Bingo Bash Partners & Sponsors

Partners

Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ

Ole Dallas Brewery

Rock Ridge Greenhouses

Sponsors

Piedmont Plastic Surgery

Gaston Gazette

Breslow Starling Frost Warner Boger Hiatt, Certified Public Accountants

Dr Brent DeLong at Gaston Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Gastonia Grizzlies

Amanda Batson Lamb

Grape & Barley

The Hive

Chantilly's

Cake Me Away

Libby Lou's

William Henry Salon

Sleepy Poet

String Bean Market

La Fuenta

Meridian Art Studio

 

BINGO BASH 2019

Thanks to our members, patrons and sponsors for making Bingo Bash 2019 such a success!

FALL FLOWER SALES

Thanks to our partner Rock Ridge Greenhouses for making our fall flower sales a success! We hope you enjoy your flowers!

LITTLE BLACK DRESS 2019

DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, JUNIOR LEAGUE OF GASTON COUNTY, INC. (JLGC) MEMBERS participated IN OUR SECOND ANNUAL LITTLE BLACK DRESS INITIATIVE (LBDI)

In 2019 the JLGC’s LBDI raised over $4,000

In 2018 the JLGC’s LBDI raised over $4,000

LBDI is a campaign to raise awareness of the opioid crisis that is the cause of more deaths in North Carolina than motor vehicle accidents.

Our Participants wear one black dress for five consecutive days to:

1. Raise awareness of the opioid crisis;
2. Understand how opioid abuse affects our community; and
3. Fundraise to support the mission of the JLGC to promote voluntarism, to develop the potential of women and to improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

TRUCK FEST 2020

Truck Fest is an interactive event packed with fun experiences for the entire family.  Coming up in spring 2020 at the Gastonia Rotary Pavilion you can meet a real police officer and see the inside of a patrol car, watch a dump truck work up close, check out all the secret little compartments of an ambulance, ask firemen questions about their truck and gear and sit in the driver's seat of a real 18 wheeler!  Truck Fest will be packed with a wide variety of trucks for children of all ages to experience, learn and explore.  You can also enjoy food and drinks at our food truck rally and stroll through the vendor marketplace.