Junior Auxiliary of Starkville is group of women dedicated to providing volunteer service and community service in support of the welfare of local children and families. Members are required to perform a minimum of 50 volunteer hours throughout the year in a variety of service areas. Membership is by invitation only and new members are elected in the spring of each year. All of our service projects are funded by various fundraising activities throughout the year, but our primary fundraiser is Downtown Drawdown. All proceeds support enrichment activities for the children of Starkville and Oktibbeha County. Starkville JA is a member of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. Currently there are 102 Chapters in seven southeastern states with over 13,000 members.
February 21, 1958 | Starkville Junior Auxiliary was founded.
Twenty-nine women adopted a constitution, elected officers, and began their work to make the Starkville community a better place for children. Mrs. Ralph Harris was elected as the chapter’s first president.
May 5, 1960 | Starkville Junior Auxiliary received active status.
The National President, Mrs. James Woodward, presented the official charter at a tea on June 29. The Starkville chapter became an officially recognized member of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries.