Recap: Whale of a Sale

The Junior League of Tallahassee hosted its 44th and final Whale of a Sale on April 13 and 14, 2018.  Whale of a Sale has been Tallahassee’s largest yard sale and features affordable prices on new and gently-used furniture, clothes, housewares, toys, sporting goods, appliances, books, music and more.  Thank you to everyone who joined us at the North Florida Fairgrounds to say “fare-Whale” to this event.  Proceeds raised during this weekend will go towards funding the JLT’s strategic projects that benefit children and families in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.  We would like to say thank you to the sponsors of this year’s event: TLG Real Estate Services, The Florida Lottery, Coosh’s, Century Link, Velocity Online and Socially Loved.


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JLT Partners with Second Harvest

The Junior League of Tallahassee will partner with Second Harvest of the Big Bend for their 2018-2019 Jill Pope Community Partner.  This two-year partnership will start on June 1. 

The Jill Pope Community Partnership program aims to assist local nonprofits in launching, re-launching or growing a project through the motivation of the Junior League of Tallahassee’s volunteer power, promotional power and financial grant support capabilities. 

Second Harvest of the Big Bend, established in 1982, aims to feed the members of the Big Bend community with the help of local agencies as well as provide education about food scarcity.

Read more about it in the Tallahassee Democrat article featuring the new partnership.

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Teen Board Application Available

The Junior League of Tallahassee (JLT) is now accepting applications for its 6th annual Teen Board.  Rising high school junior and senior females interested in volunteerism and community service are invited to apply.  The Teen Board offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of the impact JLT has on the Tallahassee community, while earning needed volunteer hours for college and scholarship applications.  Members receive training from JLT Members as well as community leaders to enhance their success in school and beyond.  The one-year term begins in September 2018 and ends in May 2019.  Applications will be accepted until May 4, 2018.  

Teen Board Application

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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Junior League lands final Whale of Sale at the Fairgrounds

The Junior League of Tallahassee will host its annual Whale of a Sale community yard sale April 13-14 at the North Florida Fairgrounds.

All proceeds from the Whale of a Sale go back into the community through the JLT’s strategic projects that benefit children and families in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. This year marks the final Whale of a Sale.

Whale of a Sale Co-Chair Candace Munz said, “The longevity of this event is a testament to the impact it has made in our community. For 44 years, the Whale of a Sale has provided funding for the Junior League of Tallahassee’s projects, and in turn benefited countless children and families in Tallahassee. It’s certainly a bittersweet moment, but we are excited to see what the future holds.”

Since 1974, the Whale of a Sale has grown to be Tallahassee’s largest yard sale and features affordable prices on new and gently-used furniture, clothes, housewares, toys, sporting goods, appliances, books, music and more. The Junior League of Tallahassee would like to thank our Florida Lottery sponsor for helping to make our last Whale of a Sale possible.

The Whale of a Sale will be open for shopping Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Admission to the event is $2.

Along with the main event, community members are encouraged to join the JLT for the Whale of a Sale Preview Party on Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m., for early shopping and live entertainment. With the purchase of a $100 ticket, attendees will receive dinner and drinks for two, along with the chance to win more than $7,000 in prizes.

For more information, visit or email [email protected]

“Junior League lands final Whale of a Sale at the Fairgrounds.”  Tallahassee Democrat.  9 April 2018.  Tallahassee Democrat.  Web.  9 April 2018.

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Accepting New Member Applications

The Junior League of Tallahassee trains new members to be effective volunteers and leaders in our community through a comprehensive training program including workshops and guest lecturers.  As a member of the Junior League, you will meet motivated and like-minded women, learn more about your community, be presented with opportunities to manage projects and expand your skill sets, participate in meaningful and impactful service initiatives and make lifelong friends.  Membership in the Junior League is an invaluable networking and professional development opportunity.

Prospective members must meet the League’s objective criteria to be considered for membership:

  • Be between the age of 23 and 45
  • Reside in Leon County or within a 40 mile radius
  • Possess an interest in volunteerism and a commitment to community service
  • Possess an interest in developing her potential for voluntary community participation

The application for the 2018-2019 New Member Class is now available. Completed applications must include a reference and a $100.00 application fee.  For more information please join us at one of our many prospective member socials.

Please email [email protected] if you have questions.

New Member Application

Pay Application Fee

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Last Call – Golf Classic

Tomorrow is the last day to register to play in the JLT’s 2nd Annual Golf Classic at Capital City Country Club.  Join us for a round of golf, lunch, a raffle and your chance to win a cash prize!  Click here to sign up!  

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Operation Prom 2018

The 16th Annual Operation Prom was held this past weekend at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center.  Thanks to generous donations from our community, the JLT was able to help give over 160 dresses to local high school students.

Visit our Publications page for local news coverage of the event.

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Printable Registration for Golf Classic Available

Printable registration forms for the 2nd Annual JLT Golf Classic are now available.  Don’t miss this chance to support your Tallahassee community while competing for a cash prize!

Join us on March 23 at Capital City Country Club.  Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and shotgun start begins at 8:00 a.m.

Printable Registration
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JLT Hosts Operation Prom

The Junior League of Tallahassee and The Palmer Munroe Teen Center present Operation Prom!  

For many young people, prom is an important, but costly, part of the high school experience. At our annual Operation Prom, we invite area high school students to attend a boutique-style shopping event where prom dresses, shoes and accessories are provided at no cost.

Operation Prom would not be a success without support from sponsors and generous donations from the community. Dresses, shoes, and accessory donations are accepted year-round from the public.  Donations are being accepted at Drip Drop Fitness, Narcissus, Kinetix in Southwood, and JLT Headquarters during business hours (Monday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) up until the event.

For more information, please email [email protected]

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