Serving the children of Cherokee County, GA for 80 years
Founded in 1935, the Service League of Cherokee County, GA is the oldest volunteer service organization in Cherokee County. With its deep roots and rich heritage of caring for children, the League has grown to an organizational size of 100 women, all of whom commit to 10 years of active service and contribute volunteer hours that collectively approximate 10,000 hours per year. As a not for profit organization, the money we raise through our efforts is directed back into the community to help provide food, clothing, medical and dental care, eyeglasses, scholarships, and much more to identified children in need.
Service League Celebrates Record-Breaking 30th Annual Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival
Melissa Whatley (right), current President of the Service League of Cherokee County, accepts a check on behalf of the Service League from the 2014 Riverfest Committee Chair, Stephanie Bagwell (left) in the record-breaking amount of $94,579.45. Riverfest is the cornerstone of the Service League’s many fundraising endeavors, with all proceeds benefiting the needy children of Cherokee County. The funds raised during this event will be used throughout the upcoming year to provide assistance with everything from health care and eyeglasses for children in need to rent and utilities for their families.
$24,000 in Scholarships Awarded
Nineteen outstanding graduating seniors from Cherokee County high schools were awarded $24,000 in scholarship funds this spring. From Cherokee High School: Charlotte (Ali) Baker, Jordan Freeman, Ashley Holton, Olivia Nechvatal, Laurel (Kailey) Payne and Logan Witherow; from Creekview High School: Savannah Bakotic, Hudson Graham, Jordan Grassi, Riley Jenkins, Channing Tuell, Victoria Sheffield and Kayla Wright; from River Ridge High School: John Bowling, Emily Huffman and Henry (Luke) Neese; and from Sequoyah High School: Evan Ezell, James (J.F.) Harris and Devon Higgins.
2014 Dancing for the Children Celebrity Dance Challenge Winners Crowned
The "Dancing for the Children" celebrity dance challenge and 48th Annual Service League Ball was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel on Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, where Dr. Froy Gonzalez of Georgia Urology and his partner, April Turner took home the coveted mirror-ball trophies!
A Record-Breaking Run
The 11th Annual Run for the Children 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run was held Saturday, December 7, 2013 in historic Downtown Canton as a "Reindeer Run"!