Membership in the Boone Service League is open to all women 21 years of age or older living in the High Country Area including the Watauga, Avery, and Ashe Counties of North Carolina. Those who wish to join or simply want to visit and learn more about our organization are welcome at any meeting.
Established in 1957 as an auxiliary women's organization to the Boone Jaycees, the Boone Service League has grown to be one of the High Country's largest women's service groups. Today, the organization boasts a membership of 60 and is openly seeks new members who are interested in providing much-needed service while meeting new friends. The purpose of the Boone Service League is to provide individual development and leadership experience for women and to promote community service.
Throughout the year the Boone Service League serves the High Country through a number of events and services. Motown in the Mountains Dance and Silent Auction are our largest fundraisers. These two events are largely responsible for the thousands of dollars given through grants to local non-profit organizations. Throughout the year Service League members are busy in various community programs meeting a multitude of needs.
In 2016, the Boone Service League awarded $7,695 to the following organizations:
- Lettuce Learn - Parkway School
- Casting Bread Ministry at Faith Bridge UMC
- High Country Area Agency of Aging
- WAMY Community Action, Inc.
- Blue Ridge Conservancy
- Special Olympics Watauga County
- Watauga Humane Society
- Valle Crucis School
Boone Service League has been an invaluable resource to me as I strive to meet the needs of students and families in our community. Their rapid response time and generous monetary support help keep families out of crisis. I would not be able to meet as many needs as I do without the assistance from Boone Service League.
– Denise Presnell, Social Worker
I would like to thank Boone Service League for the scholarship I received my freshman year of college at Appalachian State University. As I reflect on my college experience thus far, I could not have continued my education without your help. I hope that maybe one day I can use my service to help others continue their education and dreams also. Thank you for all you have done to help me reach my goals and dreams!
– Courtney McKinney, Scholarship Recipient