Our organization was founded in 1973 as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Guild. When the Alabama Shakespeare Festival moved from Anniston to Montgomery in 1984 many of the Guild members wanted to continue to serve their community. They formed the Anniston-Calhoun Junior Service League. In April 1992, these women then completed the process of joining the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and we officially became the 279th Junior League.
Since then we have continued to fulfill needs in Calhoun County and to develop women as trained volunteers and community leaders
Here is a detailed history from the early years by one of our founders, Mrs. Betty Potts Woodruff.