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Front Page - Friday, January 22, 2021

Girl Inc celebrates milestone with two events

Sixty years ago, a group of Chattanooga women organized the first group of girls and young women to participate in arts and crafts, sports, drama and other activities.

Girls Inc. of Chattanooga now boasts more than 30,000 alumnae and each year provides more than 800 girls with the opportunity to become independent, well-rounded young women.

Although the programs have changed, the Girls Inc. goal is the same: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold leaders in their homes, their community and society.

To honor this milestone year, Girls Inc. is hosting two banner events to highlight the legacy of girls and women in the community and celebrate the next 60 years of inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold.

On March 24, the 17th annual UnBought and UnBossed Luncheon will highlight and honor the achievements of current and former Girls Inc. participants and community champions during the past 60 years. Girls participating in SHE: She Can, She Will, a mentorship and leadership program for high school girls, will present their service accomplishments in the community at the event.

Leslie Mayfield, a Girls Inc. alumna and board member, is chairing this years’ luncheon for the second time. The luncheon will be held virtually, and tickets will include a boxed lunch.

Girls Inc. will hold a 60th anniversary Diamond Soiree June 17 chaired by Lynda Hood, also a past UBUB Honoree, and co-chaired by Girls Inc. board member Jody Stein Davis.

In addition to these banner events, community members can look forward to family centered workshops, a virtual cooking series and special campaigns, including the 60 years, 60k, 60-day fundraiser, which will start June 16.

Tickets for the luncheon ($60) and information for all events are available at www.girlsincofchatt/ubub.org or on Facebook at girlsincofchatt.org. Corporate packages and sponsorships are available by contacting crix@girlsincofchatt.org.