It is almost time for a White Christmas! The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. will host the 33rd annual Mistletoe & Magic with this year’s theme being White Christmas. This shopping extravaganza will be held November 16-19 at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler and will offer more than 90 specialty boutiques and merchants from around the country. Special events are scheduled throughout the three days and include a style show brunch, family night with musical entertainment, ladies night jingle and mingle, and a children’s breakfast with Santa in his workshop. More than just a holiday bazaar, Mistletoe & Magic is the League’s largest fundraiser, providing crucial funds that help financially support more than 41 local non-profit agencies and community programs.
A member of the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. for 14 years, Leigh Ann Bugg is serving this year on the organization’s Mistletoe & Magic committee as the administrative assistant.
“The League takes pride in raising funds that can be returned to the community through our signature projects and through the agencies we support,” Mrs. Bugg said. “It’s fun to shop the event and attend the parties and brunches, but at the end of the three-day festivities, supporting the less fortunate citizens of Smith County is what Mistletoe & Magic is all about.”
Mrs. Bugg also serves on the League’s Spring Sweep committee, a community rummage sale fundraiser that will take place this spring. She is a board member for the Women’s Symphony League of Tyler and serves on the Brook Hill School Supporters of Fine Arts Board as the sixth-grade parent liaison. As a six-year member of the Andy Woods Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Mrs. Bugg has received a PTA Lifetime Membership from the PTA board.
“In the words of Anne Frank, ‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’ You don’t have to wait for a certain time of year to show you care,” Mrs. Bugg said. “Each day is a gift and should be used as such to help those truly in need.”
Mrs. Bugg is a lifelong member of the Tyler community. She is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and earned her associate’s degree from Tyler Junior College. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, and her master’s degree in education from The University of Texas at Tyler. She and her husband, Andrew, have been married 16 years and have one daughter, Courtney, age 11.
“I enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of Tyler and the fact that we take pride in our city and want to share it with others. Volunteering in Tyler is a pleasure, and I’ve learned a lot from being of service to our community,” Mrs. Bugg said.
For more information about Mistletoe & Magic, please visit www.juniorleagueoftyler.org or call 903-595-5426.
November 16 to 19, at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler, the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. will host its 33rd annual Mistletoe & Magic with this year’s theme being White Christmas.
The shopping extravaganza will offer more than 90 specialty boutiques and merchants from all over the country and host brunches, style shows, guest speakers, musical entertainment, and children’s events. More than just a holiday bazaar, Mistletoe & Magic is the League’s largest fundraiser, providing crucial funds that help financially support more than 41 local non-profit agencies and community programs.