Sustainer Spotlight: Sara Roberts McCarley

by Sheila Lotterhos, Sustainer Historian The fact that Sara Roberts McCarley was a Mass Communications major with an emphasis in Public Relations at Florida Southern College is hardly surprising once you meet this friendly, dynamic mover-and-shaker.  But Sara is so much more than that.  Her depth and caring for the youth of Florida stems from a deep-seated […]

Meet Past President Kimberly Elmhorst, Sustaining Advisor to the Community Council

There’s an expression that you sometimes hear about a person, that they are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.  That expression certainly characterizes Kimberly (Kim) Elmhorst, and apparently it is a sentiment shared about her by many in Lakeland, especially her Jr. League colleagues.  Calm and kind and quick with a smile […]

Meet Sustainer Amy Royal, Our Sustainer Council’s Secretary

Meet Sustainer Amy Royal, Our Sustainer Council’s Secretary by Sheila Lotterhos, Sustainer Historian When it comes to dollars and cents or sense, as the case may be, one of the most competent and successful members of our League is Sustainer Amy Royal.  Amy has been an asset to the Junior League of Greater Lakeland for many […]

World of Reading 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Saturday, April 15, 2023

9am-1pm at Barnett Family Park

World of Reading is an annual event that is hosted every April in Barnett Family Park, located in Downtown Lakeland. What started more than fourteen years ago as a small-town family event has quickly grown into one of the League’s largest community events – drawing thousands of families to Downtown Lakeland every year. The goal […]

Reflections on 2021 from Lauren Albaum, President

This year, your Junior League of Greater Lakeland has been hard at work re-engaging with our members, our stakeholders, and our community. Here are but a sampling of those successes since June: Over 4,500 items of clothing, home goods, and toiletries were donated to 5 specifically selected, local non-profits during Closet Cleanout. The 40th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade was back and better […]

Meet Alice O’Reilly, Our Sustaining Vice President and Sustainer Council Chair…

By Sheila Lotterhos, Sustainer Historian    The JLGL dictionary has a face next to the word “go-getter”, and that face belongs to Alice Culberson O’Reilly.  Alice possesses a reservoir of seemingly boundless energy, and thankfully for our League and our community, she dwells in a world of endless possibility.     A true professional, this Lakeland native, […]

Clean out your closet and help local nonprofits!

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Sunday, October 17, 2021

JLGL Building - 90 Lake Morton Drive

Clean out your closet for a great cause! The Junior League of Greater Lakeland will be accepting clothing donations from Oct 14-Oct 17. Items that are dropped off will be sorted and prepared for pick up by our community partners.

JLGL Recognized by Athena Awards

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland was recognized last night as the recipient of this year’s Organizational ATHENA Award, presented by the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and ATHENA International. The Junior League was among four finalists, including Central Florida Health Care, CPS Investment Advisors, and United Way of Central Florida. The ATHENA Award recognizes the […]