Junior League of Denver’s Cookbook Earns Mile-High Praise

Elsewhere in cookbook news, The Junior League of Denver’s 2009 cookbook Colorado Classique spent more than 10 weeks on the Denver Post’s best-seller list.

Released last June and priced at $29.95, the cookbook has sold more than 50,000 copies to date, making it the second most successful cookbook in the Denver League’s history after Colorado Colorè, which was published in 2002 and sold approximately 85,000 copies in its first year.

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WASPs and The Junior League? It’s Not What You Think

As anyone familiar with The Junior League knows, it’s got its share of WASPs. But this past week, we applauded the long-awaited recognition of WASPs with a different sting. To coincide with Women’s History Month, the U.S. Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the approximately 300 living members of the original 1,100 Women Airport Service Pilots (WASPs), many of them members of The Junior League, who tested and transported military aircraft between U.S. airbases so that male pilots could conduct combat missions overseas in World War II.
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What’s So Special About April?

We Americans like to designate particular months as reminders of important causes or larger ideals—nutrition and women’s history are March, black history is February, mental health and foster care is…
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Who Was Mary Harriman?

What makes 160,000 women in 4 countries join a women’s volunteer organization dedicated to fostering civic leadership? The enduring legacy of Junior League founder, Mary Harriman. But who was Mary…
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Helping Kids Walk Away from Fast Food

There’s a lot of talk about childhood obesity. And no one seriously doubts the link between fat-filled fast food grabbed at take-out restaurants and weight problems. But how do you begin to break the cycle that locks kids – particularly disadvantaged children in urban areas – into a fast food diet for life?

We believe education has to begin at home – but schools and communities also play a critical role.

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Making A Difference: Kay Hagan

Kay Hagan knows that you do not make a difference standing on the sideline. And she thanks her experience with the Junior League for teaching her the skills necessary to become a US Senator.

Kay goes to work every day focused solely on what is best for North Carolina – building on what works, eliminating what doesn’t. She has earned a reputation as a no-nonsense legislator who knows good ideas do not come with a party label

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