The First Decades


The Junior Service League in Daytona Beach began in 1934 balancing fundraising activities with a commitment to serving the needy in our community. Fundraising events included the Used Book sales, fashion shows and charity balls. The Junior League Follies were begun in 1937-38. A free dental clinic was opened in 1934, followed by the Well Baby Clinic which opened on January 11, 1936.


The Junior Service League of Daytona continued its fundraising activities with the Used Book Sales, charity balls and rummage sales. The charity focus of the League continued to be on the health needs of children in the area and to that end both the Dental Clinic and Well Baby Clinic continued to serve the children of Volusia County. The Well Baby Clinic was given to the Volusia County Health Unit upon its creation in 1948-49.

Additionally, the Junior Service League of Daytona took a cue from other Leagues and began to develop children’s theatre programs, beginning with the show “Captive Maid”in 1942, and continuing with marionette shows and weekly children’s radio shows on WROD.

A major focus for the League during this decade was volunteer service in support of the war effort.