No More Pearl Girls
The Junior League of Wilmington has shed its old reputation. Now it’s for anyone and everyone who wants to help add to its impressive record of service.
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At the same time, the group is trying to keep its operations up to date, using the Web and storing records digitally. Facebook and Twitter are a growing part of its communications network. A capital campaign recently brought the league’s historic headquarters more usable space and handicap accessibility. Yet, the past is still treasured. In another eight years, the group will celebrate its centennial. Pena is organizing and preserving the league’s archives of photos, clippings, posters and memorabilia so they will be accessible to future junior leaguers.
“We’re so much more than you think,” says Fenimore. “We’re not the pearl girls. We’re just this amazingly diverse group of women that have an amazing opportunity to learn and make a difference in the community.”