2011/02/27 - Jessica Lawrence
With March comes the warm air of spring and the Zonta Club of Longview’s Annual Antiques Show and Sale. Beginning Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center will be filled with splendid wares of exhibitors from around the region. Wander the aisles and you will have an opportunity to admire porcelain and cut glass, beautiful linens and lace, collectibles, and unique, one-of-a-kind finds. While you shop, you will want to allow time to enjoy Zonta’s famous tea room and dessert bar.
According to Zontian and chair of the 37th Annual Show and Sale, Jessica Lawrence, this is the primary fundraiser of the Zonta Club. The proceeds from this event will support educational and charitable organizations that benefit women and children in the Longview community.
Zonta of Longview is part of a global organization of professional women working together through advocacy and service to advance the status of women worldwide. Members give of their time and talent to further education, leadership, and youth development.
As an active volunteer, Mrs. Lawrence also serves on the board for the Zonta Prom Boutique. She is a member and ambassador of the Longview Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board for the 2011 Business Expo.
The foundation of Mrs. Lawrence’s volunteer philosophy comes from the words of Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
“I have heard this in the past,” Mrs. Lawrence said, “and believe it to be so true.”
Originally from Florence, Colorado, Mrs. Lawrence has lived in Longview 28 years and considers this home. She and her husband, William, will celebrate their sixth anniversary in early April. They are parents of two children, Kyrsten and Jaxon.
“Many people want to help in some way but don’t know how. You need to take a moment and decide what will work best for you. Can you give of your time or make a donation? Anything you can do to help others is amazing. I am fortunate that my job with Lamar Outdoor Advertising encourages employees to volunteer and become involved in community and charitable events,” Mrs. Lawrence said