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The GFWC Lake Wales Junior Woman’s Club is made up of working women, wives, and mothers of all ages and backgrounds who are dedicated to serving the needs of women, children, and those in need in Lake Wales. We are a part of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs (GFWC), an international organization devoted to service, and GFWC Flori.

Our non-profit organization meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the GFWC Woman's Clubhouse, 275 E. Park Ave., Lake Wales, and we encourage interested women to attend one of our meetings to become familiar with our local activities under the GFWC Community Service Programs

and Special Projects.

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The GFWC Lake Wales Junior Woman's Club exists to promote the tradition of community service long practiced by the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) and (GFWC Florida). We host fundraisers each year, and our members are involved in numerous community service programs, including those dedicated to Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement & Outreach, Education & Libraries, Environment, Health & Wellness.

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs unites the best and brightest of today’s women into a strong coalition, nearly 80,000 strong, that promotes community improvement through volunteer service. The many benefits of belonging to a GFWC woman’s club include:

• Strength in unity – Members gain a stronger voice in shaping public issues through serving at the club, district, state, region and national levels.

• Support and encouragement – Membership offers a network of women with similar interests and concerns. Fun, fellowship, and lasting friendships are a big part of the GFWC experience.

• Leadership training and professional development – Training and community service can help open career doors, enhance a resume, obtain academic credit, or build a new business.

Arts & Culture

Civic Engagement






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Health & Wellness


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Each year awards in multiple categories are given by the General Federation of Woman's Clubs - Florida to individual clubs. GFWC Lake Wales Junior Woman's Club has been the recipient of multiple awards and has received recognition for our community service projects and other activities. We are honored to be recognized for doing the work we love in our community.

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General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) was established in 1890. The GFWC is an international organization with over 10 million members in 30 countries. Over the years the GFWC has grown into one of the largest organizations of volunteer women nationwide with the motto of "Unity in Diversity".

GFWC Florida is comprised of 187 women’s clubs across the state whose members are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others in their local communities. With over 7,500 members across the state, these volunteer women’s club organizations attend to the diverse needs of their community through hands-on service projects, fundraising, education, leadership and friendship.


“I pledge my loyalty to the Junior Club Women by doing better than ever before the work I have to do. By being prompt, honest, and courteous. By living each day trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.”

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Shelley Clemons

Peg Champion

Cheryl Champion

Fran Hanrahan

Linda Piatt

Shirley Schultz

Belle Reynoso

Pilin Woodruff

Mary Walkup

Alice Rodriguez

Phone Number

(863) 605-0200




GFWC Lake Wales Junior Woman's Club

PO Box 1352

Lake Wales, FL 33859-1352

Meeting address

275 E Park Ave. Lake Wales

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Membership is open to all women of Lake Wales and surrounding communities who share an interest in community service and are willing to actively support the goals of the Club Prospective members are welcome to attend one of our meetings to learn about our club All are welcome
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Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 275 E Park Avenue, Lake Wales, Fl 5:30 p.m.

How you can help:

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Help support our efforts to work toward the betterment of our community.

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A big thank you

to everyone that has

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We would like to say thank you to all that have supported our organization.

  • Thank you to the city of lake wales for the use of the lake wailes park for our fall festival.

  • Thank you to the GFWC Woman’s Club of Lake Wales for the use of their building.

  • Thank you to the coop in babson park for the use of their facility for our committee meetings.

  • thank you to the lake wales police department for supporting our backpacks of love project

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2022 and 2023 Fall Festival Sponsors

Edward Jones

Ellison RBM

Family Literacy Academy of Lake Wales

Lilly & Brown Law

Lake Wales Police Association

Mahalik Group – Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Patton Tire - Darren Patton


Weaver Loveless Law

Weikert Ford - Philip Weikert


Bonnie Poller

Christine Kinsley

Cindy Henry

Fran Hanrahan

Health First

Joan Kunzelmann

Joe Sichler

Kimberly Wang

Margo Boyle

Marlin & Laurie Detweiler

Mary Walkup

Peter & Leigh Phillips

Richard Littlton

Ruth Freeman

Shelley Clemons

Susan de Saint Phalle

Tish Sheesley

Virginia Keyser

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2022 and 2023 Fall Festival

Logistics Vendors

Your Face My Paint – Jef DeArmas

Rotary on the Ridge

Splash N Bounce

Polk Inflatables

Johns on Wheels

Lake Wales Police Department

Duke Energy

Sky High Renovations

Action Signs

Under One Tent

Polk Party Rentals

No Limit Event Rentals


2023 Fall Festival Highschool Volunteers

Alicia Vargas

Berlinda Roblero

Brooklynn Perdue

Carson Maxam

Jennifer Rodriguez Palmerin

Jeraldy Ramos

Jose Negron-Infante

Leah Mckibbin

Meliza Otero Perez-Prado

Mia Martinez

Monserad Castillo Nava

Ruby Eliza

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2022 and 2023 Fall Festival Food Vendors

Good for the Soul – Tymica Williams

Cray’s Kettle Corn – Bonnie Crays

Donut NV WH – Josh Rumbel

El Preferido Latin Food – Miguel Maldonado

Empanada Gyal - Michelle Newman

SB&B Seafood & More – Stephanie Archibald

Taco Riendo – Jessica Cordova

Heifers Be Trippin – Sandra Ramey

Tony’s Italian Ice – Lawrence & Sandra –

Boogies Moon Treats – Brenda Mann

Kona Ice – David & Debra Still

Cray’s Kettle Corn – Bonnie Cray

Niko’s – Dominique Davis

Coach Eddie’s Backyard BBQ – Eddie Barnett

Chubby Wubby's Hot Dog Emporium

Cain's Snowballs

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2022 and 2023 Fall Festival

General Vendors


The Cookie Catastrophe – Stephanie Middleton

Kairos Nutrition – Hector & Dariana Cedeno

Merry Lilly – Merideth Akouka

RG’s Custom Creations – Regina Motis

Kimmy’s Fudge – Tim Brought

Health First – Dana Kelley Ashley

Backroad Woodwork & Boutique – Brandi Filyaw

Crafty Candles & Soaps – Laura Alvarez

Wreaths By Shawn – Shawn Walker

Angela Yoxall

Tri County Human Services – Ivy Gonzalez

Terry’s Pens & Flags – Terry Higginbotham

Sword of the Spirit – Paul Hjort

BJ’s Cakes & More – Betty Jo Windsor

WoNa Creations – Sandra Wolf

Walmart Vision Center – Sandra Gonzalez

WaxyCow Boutique – Amanda Wyrosdick

Feeling Crafty by Jen – Jenifer Garcia

Rodro’s Crafts & Creations – Ivelisse Rodriguez

United Health Care – Tiara Harrison

The Bronze Barn – Hannah Alderman

Tracy’s Cheesecakes – Tracy Salas

JetSet Fashions – Monica Johnston

US Benefit Advisors – Alexa Fortis/Jonathan Fisher

Pure Air Concepts – Brad Dinunzin

Jasdi organics - Irma Alvarado

Sandy Scharf

Mama Dras Creations - Sandra Trawick

Craft of Grace - Grace Naab

Kimmy Kakes - Kim Vavel

Susan Connors

Tina Rafa

Joyce Race

Ken Abbott

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Fall Festival

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Backpacks of Love

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Camp Boggy Creek

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Grants for Great Ideas

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