The Junior League of Parkersburg became affiliated with the
Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. in January, 1925.
Prior to that time the society was known as The Children's Pleasure
Guild, established by Mrs. George White. In its short existence, the
Guild was a prominent factor in the philanthropic work in
Parkersburg, operating chiefly among the poor children of the city.
The met from home to home and some projects were a general clinic,
soup kitchen, and a charity milk fund. Because their welfare work
was similar to a Junior League's, the Guild president, Mrs. George
White, urged them to apply for membership. In order to obtain
affiliation with AJLA, the organization had to show a record of
acknowledged merit. Under the sponsorship of the Junior League of
Columbus, Ohio, and the Junior League of Charleston, West Virginia,
and through the strenuous efforts of Mrs. White, Mrs. Sherman Dils,
and the Guild's officers, Parkersburg complied with all of the rules
and regulations of the Association of Junior Leagues of America and
was granted a charter. Parkersburg was the second city in West
Virginia to establish a Junior League.
Vision: The Junior League of Parkersburg is an organization of
unique and diverse women dedicated to enriching the community with
trained volunteers to impact local needs.