WILD (Women in Longview Day) is an annual event designed to inform, encourage, motivate, and support women. Established in 1984 by a group of community-minded women, the primary purpose of WILD is to spotlight and celebrate the diversity and achievements of Longview’s outstanding women. The event will be held, beginning with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., on Thursday, March 27, at Maude Cobb Convention Center. Participants will have the opportunity to visit exhibits, shop, and attend an array of informative seminars. A luncheon will complete the morning with a keynote address by award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker, Skip Hollandsworth, who co-wrote the movie “Bernie.”
As a Women in Longview Day committee member, Ms. Davis-Bagley is involved in the planning and preparation needed to make this special day a success.
“WILD benefits the community by presenting scholarships to young ladies who are seniors at high schools in Gregg County, and to an adult women starting or returning to college,” Ms. Davis-Bagley said. “Women in Longview Day is all about empowering women who are about to take the next step in furthering their education, and to also provide a diverse group of women to network.”
Longview Community Women also benefits from Ms. Davis-Bagley’s servant heart, as does Habitat for Humanity, the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, and the Saturday Initiative Youth Center.
“I pray this expresses my feelings about volunteerism,” Ms. Davis-Bagley said. 1 Peter 4: 10-11, “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
Born in Gilmer, Texas, Ms. Davis-Bagley and has lived in Longview for 14 years. She graduated from Harleton High School and received her bachelor of business administration degree from LeTourneau University. Ms. Davis-Bagley is employed with the Trust and Investment Division of Texas Bank and Trust as an oil and gas accounting coordinator. She is an active member of First Community Missionary Baptist Church in Harleton, where she serves as vice president of the Mission Society, and coordinates the communion and the candidates for baptism. Ms. David-Bagley has two grown children, Quinton, 24, and Kayce, 18.
“After living approximately 20 years in Dallas, I had the opportunity to return to East Texas,” Ms. Davis-Bagley said. “I enjoy the slow pace and being able to spend more time with my family. Being a volunteer in my community is such a great experience. I was taught as a child to share, give back, and help others, so volunteering is just part of who I am.”
For tickets or more information on Women in Longview Day, please call 903-235-5191, or visit www.womeninlongview.org.