Halls Crossroads Women's League
Halls Crossroads Women's League

News & Events

Here you can learn about our latest projects and what's new at our organization.

Join us at the Halls High Girl's Softball Field for their last game of the season! The Halls Crossroads Women's League will be making a donation to the Girl's Softball Team and an HCWL Group Picture of the event will be taken.  President Susan Smith will be throwing out the first pitch.  Come join us for a time of fellowship and fun at the ball park to support our girl's team!

Join us for our Rummage Sale on Saturday March 30, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Halls Senior Center!  If you have donations, please bring them to the Halls Senior Center on Friday, March 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

It's Derby Day time in Halls!!  Our awesome Derby Day Party is near.  Get you tickets as soon as possible, seating is limited!!

Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Award

The Halls Crossroads Women's League was presented with the Excellence in Community Service Award by The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on March 16, 2019.

 

There to receive the award were (from left to right) Alice Loy, Member at Large; Ruth Smith; Bonnie Gombos; Diana West, DAR; Susan Smith, President; Jan Morris, Board Member; Janie Branam; Brenda Gratz, Vice President; and Kathy Bright.

We are so honored and appreciative to have been presented this award.  Thank you to the DAR for their recognition of the Halls Crossroads Women's League!

New Members

Welcome New Member Janice Moore to the Women's League! Janice, we are so happy to have you join us!  We look forward to working with you! 

A warm welcome to our New Member Mary Spengeman!  Mary, we are so happy to have you with us and look forward to serving with you in the future!  Welcome!

New Member Lynne Young pictured with Edith Tarver, Admissions Committee Co-Chair.  So happy to have you, welcome!

New Member Norma Borboa pictured with Edith Tarver, Admissions Committee Co-Chair.  Welcome to the Women's League Norma!

2018 Christmas Tree Lighting

The League had a tree planted at Clayton Park in order to have a Community Christmas Tree lighting each year.  This year's tree lighting was accompanied by a quartet of carolers, hot chocolate with candy canes.

Ladies at the tree lighting were from the left, Cynthia Webb, Delores Kopp, Janis Crye, Gail Browning, Jan Morris, Susan Smith, Linda Ward, and Janie Branam.

Halls Middle and High School Art Contest

At our April 24, 2018, Membership Meeting, the League awarded prizes for art to contestants from the Halls Middle and High Schools.  Parents and family members were invited to enjoy a meal furnished by the League that consisted of barbque and the fixin's, dessert, and drinks.  Each school submitted art work from the students and prizes were awarded for first place, second place, third place, and honorable mention from each school.  The work was beautiful!  Each student spoke about their work and we appreciate the thoughtfulness and many hours of work it took to produce each piece.  Well done!

Middle School, First Place Award

 

Cassidy Marsh, with her work entitled "Man's Best Friend"

 

 

Middle School, Second Place

 

Lilly Garrett, with her work "Fear of Chickens"

Middle School, Third Place

 

Lireal Campbell, her work is entitled "Crown of Lies"

Middle School, Honorable Mention

 

Lindsey Morgan with her work "Portrait of a Model"

Middle School, Honorable Mention

 

Ashlyn Hatmaker, "Kraken" is the name of her work.

Middle School, Honorable Mention

 

Jaiden Hubble, her work is entitled "Lost in Thought"

 

Middle School Contestants & Teacher

 

Pictured (from left to right) are teacher Dwight Brown, Cassidy Marsh (1st Place), Lilly Garrett (2nd Place), Lerial Campbell (3rd Place), Ashlyn Hatmaker (Honorable Mention), Lindsey Morgan (Honorable Mention), and Jaiden Hubble (Honorable Mention).  Not pictured is teacher Ashley Smith.

 

The League would like to thank the teachers and each of the contestants for your participation and we hope you will participate again in the future!  Congratulations to you all!

High School, First Place

 

Rihanna Campbell 

High School, Second Place

 

Jenna Lett

High School, Third Place

 

Kacey Cannon

High School, Honorable Mention

 

Liz Hudson

High School, Honorable Mention

 

Gracie Richmond

High School, Honorable Mention

 

Art work by Ellie Myers

High School Contestants and Teachers

 

Pictures (from left to right) are teacher Jerry Lewis, Rihanna Campbell (1st Place), Jenna Lett (2nd Place), Liz Hudson (Honorable Mention), Kacey Cannon (3rd Place), Gracie Richmand (Honorable Mention), and teacher Elizabeth Lunch.  Not pictured is contestant Ellie Myers (Honorable Mention).

 

The League would like to thank all of the High School teachers and contestants for your participation in the contest and we encourage you to participate again in the future.  Great job!  Contratulations to you all!

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Clayton Park

Ladies, look what you have accomplished at Clayton Park!!  The daffodils are absolutely beautiful!!  Please go by and see them if you have not already done so.

HCWL Litter Pickup



On April 14, 2018, we hosted a Litter Pickup for the Halls Community.  The pickup started at 10:00 a.m. at the HCWL Closet on Maynardville Highway, and the participants were directed to the area(s) to be picked up.  Members and  participants from the Halls High School Robotics Club and others from the Community came support our efforts.  At the pickup we had 27 volunteers that picked up 30 trash bags of litter, lots of cardboard, a swim float, dog kennel and building materials.  All in all a very productive day!  Thanks everyone!

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Halls Outdoor Classroom Spring Celebration

 

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. the Halls Crossroads Womens League helped sponsor the Spring Celebration at the Halls High Outdoor Classroom.  There was free barbque and the fixins', homemade ice cream, smores, a pie eating contest, activities for children, petting zoo, hero figures such as Batman, Iron Man, Spider Man, and Wonder Woman.  The Halls High School Jazz Band provided entertainment.

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Pictures from our 2018 Derby Day Event!  It was a wonderful event!

Alice Loy and Brenda Gratz await participants at the check in table.

The mint julep fountain.

Winners of Most Beautiful and Most Creative hats, Susan Smith (left) and Connie Sharpe (right)!

Voted Best Dressed Gent, Gene Bayless!

The Winner of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, Justify!

Many danced to tunes we grew up with!

A fun time was had by all!  Pictured (from right to left) are Carol Kerr, Sandy Jelf, Becca Treece, Faye Heydasch, and Catherine Edwards enjoying each other and the festivities!

For our Membership, all 2018 Derby Day pictures are on the "Members Only" page.  Click on the "2018 Derby Day Pictures" on the left and then enter the password.  Enjoy!

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Crossroads Chili Chowdown

 

Our sixth Chili Chowdown was held on February 8, 2019, at the Halls Senior Center.  The response from the Community was great and a good time was had by all.  The David Hall Band provided the entertainment.  We are so grateful to the League and the Halls Community for their support of the Chowdown!  Thanks again to everyone who helped and participated! 

The Dave Hall Band performing at the Chili Chowdown

The Shoaf and Hart families enjoy the chili and fixin's at the 2018 Chowdown.

 

 

Hard working ladies from the Women's League serving chili, hotdogs, chips condiments, and drinks at the Chowdown.  Thank you ladies for serving that great chili!

Annual Meeting Luncheon

 

 

The 2018 HCWL Annual Meeting Luncheon was at Beaver Brook Country Club in January 2019.  The President, Susan Smith, reported on the 2018 activities and accomplishments.  This event also honors members for their volunteer work in the community and a Volunteer of the Year is recognized.    

 

 

Gerri Knott was awarded the 2016 Volunteer of the Year based on her number of volunteer hours.  She was presented the award at the Annual Luncheon by Brenda Gratz, Administrative Assistant.

The HCWl 2018 Officers are (from right to left) Susan Smith, President; Brenda Gratz, Vice President; Jan Morris, Secretary; Alice Loy, Member at Large; Shelba Murphy, Parlimentarian; and Brenda Blanton, Administrative Assistant.  Not pictured is Lisa Goins, Treasurer. 

The HCWL 2018 Board is (from right to left) Chris Rector, Alma Williams, Janis Branam, Connie Sharpe, Barbara Catlett, Ruth Smith, and Carol Bayless.  Brenda Blanton and Shelba Murphy are in the picture of officers. 

Our 2017 Annual Meeting Luncheon event Chair, Brenda Gaylor (on the right) with Bonnie Gombos (seated) and Gail Browning (on the left).

Table of ladies at the 2017 Annual Meeting Luncheon.  A great time was had by all!

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Closet Stuff-a-Bag

 

The semi-annual Stuff-A-Bag was held March 10, 2018, at The Closet.  The sale netted approximately $200.00.
 
We had some customers who had shopped in our Fall sale, and we are hopeful that our event will grow by 'word-of-mouth' in the upcoming sales.
 
Prior to the sale day, we had a work day to prepare for the Stuff-A-Bag.

Veteran's Day Event

 

Each year the Women's League hosts a Veteran's Day Event for those Veterans in our area.  We have bus that takes participants to the Veteran's Day Parade site in downtown Knoxville, provide vehicles for them to ride on in the parade, and then they return by bus to a luncheon prepared by the ladies of the Women's League.  At the luncheon each Veteran is recognized and honored.  

 

2017 Veteran's Day Event participants