Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children.

The Junior Auxiliary of Laurel, MS began in 1932 with 23 charter members.  JA of Laurel continues to  grow and thrive, serving the children of Jones county and the city of Laurel.  Current members volunteer their time and talents to community projects by addressing educational, health, cultural and social needs.  JA of Laurel hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to support our projects that are beneficial to the children in our community.

Junior Auxiliary of Laurel Officers and Board Members 2020-2021

President- Nicki Hudson
1st Vice President- Katye Ainsworth
2nd Vice President- Caroline Burk
Recording Secretary- Amy Thames
Corresponding Secretary- Kerri Davis
Treasure/Finance- Nikki Watkins
Project Evaluation- Lauren Walters
Education- Caroline Adams
Shareholders- Emily Pickering
Public Relations- Dawn Trest
Assistant Treasurer- Molly Read
Assistant Recording Secretary- Amy Morgan
Life Liaison- Cherie Burdette

2021-2022 Executive Board

Front row L-R: Emily Pickering, Amy Morgan, Nicki Hudson, Amy Thames, Caroline Adams

Back row L-R: Cherie Burdette, Kerri Davis, Katye Ainsworth, Nikki Watkins, Lauren Walters, Caroline Burk, Dawn Trest

Not pictured: Molly Read

​2021-2022 P​rovisional Class

Sitting L-R: Jody Holloway, Mary Ousley, Lindsey Schmoekel, Claire Thames, Terra Pinkard

Standing L-R: Amanda Mathews, Jamie Williams, Megan Clark, Kelly Winstead


Mrs. Katye Ainsworth

Mrs. Malori Alsuwaidi

Mrs. Tiva Barrett

Mrs. Cherie Burdette

Mrs. Caroline Burks

Mrs. Lila Caves

Mrs. Becky Collins

Mrs. Kathryn Davis

Mrs. Lori Davis

Mrs. Kerri Davis

Mrs. Lindsay Dodd

Mrs. Angie Fletcher

Mrs. Ann Griffin

Mrs. Natalie Herndon

Mrs. Nicki Hudson

Mrs. Jennifer B. Ishee

Mrs. Jennifer Ishee

Mrs. Emily Johnston

Mrs. Ann Manning

Mrs. Jessica McKinnon

Mrs. Amanda McLeod

Mrs. Patrece Messersmith

Mrs. Amy Morgan

Mrs. JoAnna Newcomb

Mrs. Sarah Patterson

Mrs. Erin Pitts

Mrs. Molly Read

Mrs. Julia Reon

Mrs. Amanda Roll

Mrs. Lane Staines

Mrs. Jillian Taylor

Mrs. Chelsea Tew

Mrs. Amy Thames

Mrs. Dawn Trest

Mrs. Katie Walters

Mrs. Lauren Walters

Mrs. Lisa Walters

Mrs. Nikki Watkins

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