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Mr. G’s, community support Junior Auxiliary

Submitted to Branson Globe

Mr. G’s Pizza in Branson hosted its fifth Annual Junior Auxiliary of Taney County (JATC) Days February 26-27.  Mr. G’s owner Ryan Holmes continues to give back to his community on an annual basis with this fundraiser where he donates 50% of food receipts from those two days to JATC.  Junior Auxiliary of Taney County (JATC) members, their family and friends gathered to partake of the delicious food, knowing that the children and families of Taney County would be the true beneficiaries.

JATC Member Sara Henderson receiving a donation from Mr. G’s Branson, owner Ryan Holmes.

Ryan Holmes presented a check for $600 to JATC member Sara Henderson. 

“I enjoy supporting Junior Auxiliary of Taney County because of their commitment to helping the children and families in our community,” Holmes said. “We encourage everyone during these times to now support Mr. G’s.” Hours at Mr. G’s are 11a.m. to 1p.m. and 4-8pm Monday through Saturday for pick up orders.

Members raise money for its many projects through one annual, major event - a fun Trivia Challenge with dinner, live entertainment, a raffle a Silent Auction and a Live Auction. This year the 20th Annual Trivia Challenge and Silent Auction is at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson from April 4 to November 14. 

JATC provides support to the children of Taney County through numerous projects including Prom Dress, where they supply prom dresses and accessories for disadvantaged area high school girls identified by their counselors; ScholarCare - Award a renewable scholarship and provide support/encouragement to up to four Taney County students attending college; Scholarship Program - Award a scholarship to one student from each of the Taney County High Schools; School Supplies – Deliver supplemental supplies in January to Taney County Elementary schools; Tender Critters – New stuffed animals for children including ER, Cox Hospital, Police, Sheriff, Fire, Emergency Responders and any other organization providing comfort for children in a stressful situation; Learners Today-Leaders Tomorrow – Supplied a grant for science lab tables and assist & support Mark Twain teachers in STEM activities on a quarterly basis; Santa’s Gift House – Handcrafted gifts that children may purchase at a nominal cost for their loved ones in a holiday setting and Women’s Crisis Center Support – Supplies for birthday parties and weekly activities for children to allow moms to attend counseling sessions. 

More information about this organization and its projects can be found on the Junior Auxiliary website JATCMO.ORG, their Facebook page, Junior Auxiliary of Taney County or via email at jatcmo@gmail.com. 

JATC is more than a nonprofit organization, it’s a group of women united by a single cause and dedicated to helping the children of Taney County.  That’s the magic of JATC. It was chartered by a group of caring, enthusiastic women in 1998 and continues to grow and thrive throughout Taney County.  Approximately 50 members annually contribute more than 4,000 volunteer hours as they strive to improve the mental, physical, social and emotional well-being of children in Taney County. The JATC slogan is Its slogan is “Care Today-Character Tomorrow.” 

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