June BSSL News

Wow the summer is here already.  Hope you are enjoying the sun, the great outdoors and the pool. Bridge Mill Sixes Service League is also on vacation for June and July, sort of.  We won’t be having any regularly scheduled meetings during the summer, but we are still very busy. We will be meeting every other Wednesday night and the following Thursday making lunches for children in Cherokee County who otherwise receive free lunch at school. We will be preparing 2500 lunches this summer.  Please contact Susan Gaines, if you would like to help.


Did you attend the Classic Car Show?   This new annual fundraiser made for a wonderful day at the Terrace Parking Lot.  So many thanks go out to Jay and Marlyn Patouillet, Pam Yagoda and their team.


Did you know that the BSSL offers scholarships to Cherokee County Graduating Seniors?  We gave $1500.00 Scholarships this year to two deserving High School Seniors. Lauren Griffin has devoted many hours to volunteering at Bethany’s Equine and Aquatic Therapy, the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, the ALS Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, MUST Ministries and Habitat for Humanity. Lauren will be attending the University of Georgia with a Major in Biomedical Engineering.


Victoria (Tori) Anderson has also devoted many hours to volunteering at her church and school.  She has sung in the Church choir and played the hand bells for the past 4 years, taught Vacation Bible School, assisted in the Church nursery and has been a soccer coach for Pre-K children for the past 2 years.  Tori has been awarded the very prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award for her assistance in building a playground and refurbishing the school house at her sister church in Nicaragua.  Tori will be attending Kennesaw State and majoring in Biology Education. Good luck to both young ladies.


Were you at Chico’s on May 6th when The Bridge Mill Sixes Service League modeled Chico’s fashions?  We were able to collect 10% of all sales between 4 and 8 at Chico’s on the 6th as we partnered with them.  Thank you to Judy West and thank you Chico’s.


Did you attend the Relay for Life at Creekview HS in Canton on May 8th? We did and we helped the American Cancer Society in Cherokee County raise funds for rides to and from patients’ treatments, support for breast cancer patients, 24/7 support to patients and their caregivers, some patients and their caregivers were able to stay at the Hope Lodge while going through treatment, other patients received free wigs and we helped to support research grants.  A great big thank you to Nicole Shippy and Barbara Germano for co-chairing our Relay team. Perhaps you attended the Cherokee Lanes on May 30th to support Strike Out Cancer?  We raised additional funds there.