For 34 years, the members of the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. (JLT) have made their annual, three-day holiday market fundraiser, Mistletoe & Magic, one of the most memorable parts of the East Texas Christmas season. This tradition has allowed the JLT to give back more than $6 million and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to area non-profit organizations.
As chairman of the 2012 Mistletoe & Magic themed Mistleteaux & Magic, Ginger Haberle and her committee are bringing a bit of Louisiana flair to Harvey Hall in Tyler, November 8-10, with the Preview Party taking place on November 7. This shopping extravaganza brings together a collection of more than 90 specialty boutiques and merchants from all over the country showcasing antiques, artwork, gourmet foods, jewelry, seasonal decorations, and much more. The event is also host to brunches, style shows, musical entertainment, and children’s events.
“I grew up just thirty minutes from the city of New Orleans, which is well known for its music, food, and revelry, but I also know it to be a city of lasting traditions, family ties, and a strong sense of community,” Mrs. Haberle said. “Mistleaux & Magic will pay homage to the city I love and bring a New Orleans vibe to this annual event.”
As an active member of the JLT since 2006, Mrs. Haberle has served in many volunteer roles. Through The Association of Junior Leagues International, Mrs. Haberle participated in the Rebuilding New Orleans project. She serves on the ARC board of directors, the Pearls and Promises and Texas Rose Festival committees, and is active with the Louisiana State University Alumni Association.
“As a child, volunteerism was a part of life for my family. If you find out what you have a heart for and look for opportunities to help, you will be rewarded beyond measure. I consider volunteer jobs an honor and a blessing,” Mrs. Haberle said.
Born in Irving, Texas, Mrs. Haberle has resided in Tyler for nine years. She and her husband, Fred, have been married for eight years. Mrs. Haberle is a graduate of Slidell High School in Slidell, Louisiana, and she earned her bachelor of science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The Haberles attend Marvin United Methodist Church.
“After 16 years of living in the hustle of Houston, Tyler has been a welcome change,” Mrs Haberle said. “It’s nice to know so many friends and to live in a community of caring, friendly, and helpful people. I haven’t been here long, but I know this is my new home.”
For more information about the 2012 Mistletoe & Magic, Mistleteaux & Magic, please visit www.juniorleagueoftyler.org.