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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Junior League treats kids in Woodridge's Willow Unit to Halloween/fall festival

Members of the Junior League of Johnson City came in costume and hosted a fall festival/Halloween trunk-or-treat event for patients in the Willow Unit, Woodridge's pediatric unit.


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Junior League of Johnson City, a nonprofit women’s organization, gave young patients at Woodridge Hospital a Halloween treat recently, hosting their annual fall festival/trunk-or-treat event for patients in the Willow Unit and their families.


The festival was held Oct. 23 in the Woodridge gymnasium and featured games, prizes, festive foods, fellowship, pumpkin decorating, face painting and other activities. Woodridge Hospital catered some very imaginative treats. 


For more photos of what they created for the kids in the Willow Unit, click here.


“The ladies of the Junior League really value our partnership with Woodridge and all of Mountain States,” said Lindsay Grogg, community impact director of the Junior League of Johnson City. “Our Woodridge festival events are especially dear to us, as we're able to provide a place for fun and quality family time for youth during a pivotal time of need in their lives. We look forward to many more events!”


The Junior League is committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Their goal is for women around the world to be catalysts for lasting community change. Several Mountain States team members are members of the local Junior League.


Kara Keys, marketing manager for Woodridge and Franklin Woods, said events like the ones by the Junior League are greatly appreciated because they're good for the patients as they go through a stressful time.


“The Junior League of Johnson City is a wonderful group of talented women committed to making a difference in our community,” she said. “We truly value their partnership as we strive to provide the best in patient care.”