Service League (1948 – 1958)

In 1948, thirty community-spirited women under the leadership of Mrs. Marjoree HarknessMrs. Edwin Andress and Mrs. Wendall Asbury organized to label cans for the Cancer Drive as an initial project. Their first fundraising project as the Service League of Fresno, Inc. benefited children left orphaned and destitute by war. In 1959, after eleven years of proven community service, the Association of Junior Leagues admitted the Junior League of Fresno, Inc. as the 191st League to join the expanding international organization.