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Junior League of Lufkin Volunteer of the Month - January
Posted 03 - 30 - 2012

Photo:  Jan. Volunteer of the Month – Gina Green (VP Membership) and Michelle Combs

JLL Volunteer of the Month

January 2012

Kind, generous, dependable, showing grace for others, organized, creative in her own way and very punctual…these are the characteristics that are used to describe our January Volunteer of the Month, Michelle Combs.  She has been a member of the League for four years and graciously serves her community without complaint.  Not only does she involve herself unselfishly, she is a full-time mom and wife.  Michelle was the 1st member to express an interest in helping with the Fun Run, which goes above and beyond her placement.  She has tirelessly worked with the printing company to make our fabulous Fun Run poster and flyer and also helped with distributing them to the schools and local businesses.  On several occasions, she has been known to help set up for the general meetings…and you guessed it…that’s not her job either.   Another friend says she has a very sweet disposition and always has a smile on her face.  Her husband, of 10 years, admires her dedication to their children and family.  Because of your dedication to your family, friends and the League, we congratulate you, Michelle Combs, January 2012 Volunteer of the Month.

“Pat on the Back” Award

March 2012

Natalie Thornton has definitely made an impact on our community and League.  Through much blood, sweat and maybe even a few tears, she is the reason we received grant money this year.  We appreciate you, Natalie Thornton, and you deserve a “Pat on the Back”!

JLL Volunteer of the Month

March 2012

Diana Hineman is passionate about changing the world, one person at a time, and passionate about doing whatever she can to make others happy.  Our March Volunteer of the Month is an active member of St. Cyprians Church, a loving wife of 16 years and mother of two adorable boys.   Between work as a librarian and fulfilling her League obligations, she also sings in the choir, serves on The Vestry at St. Cyprians Church and volunteers to help at boy-scout events for her boys.  She is very innovative and volunteered to set up a booth at the Home Garden Show at the Civic Center as a way to kick off ticket sales for Spring Market.  Her husband describes her as being down to earth, very smart, sweet and sensitive to others.  He admires her big-tender heart and the willingness to help a friend in need.  Her friends say that she is reliable, kind, cheerful, fun and always puts others ahead of herself.  Because of your dedication, we congratulate you, Diana Hineman, March 2012 Volunteer of the Month.


Since its beginning in 1953, the Junior League of Lufkin has supported many local projects and has made a positive impact on countless lives in Lufkin.  The vision of our organization’s members is to enhance the lives of children and women in our community.  To date, the JLL has donated close to $2 million dollars to Angelina County.  The Junior League of Lufkin is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  For more information, visit the website,

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