This week is National Junior Auxiliary week, and Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee recognized Laurel's junior auxiliary with a signed proclamation.
Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, according to its website.
"This is a time for us to recognize our community supporters, our shareholders and the ladies that make this work possible, which is to benefit and impact the children of Jones County and Laurel," said Christy Drennan ,current Laurel Junior Auxiliary president. "We have several different projects that we do that benefit the children of Jones County, our signature project is the Parkside playground. And it is a wonderful little playground, we've done some upgrades on that."
The Laurel Junior Auxiliary began in 1932 with 23 charter members.
The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries was founded in Greenville and has over 15,000 members across the southeastern U.S.