For about 30 years, North Augusta moms have gathered once a month to socialize, learn and support their community through the North Augusta League of Mothers.
“It’s an outlet for mothers to spend time with each other,” said Crissy Waters, a past president.
The group has 18 members and would like to have more, said Karena Williams, the president of the league.
At the league meeting Thursday, members had a night of “Vino and Van Gogh,” creating their own South Carolina version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night under the direction of Kim Waters of Art and Soul.
Waters pre-painted their canvases blue, and the women added a South Carolina palmetto tree and crescent moon and a swirly sky.
While some nights are just fun, other meetings of league members have included informational seminars on child rearing and nutrition, or they have focused on charitable functions.
“This year, we did a shoebox drive to collect underwear and socks for the Community Ministries of North Augusta,” said Williams.
In the past, they’ve supported the Ronald McDonald House and Safe Homes of Augusta.
“Every year, we do something different,” said Crissy Waters.
One year, they did a “reverse Halloween,” said member Laurie Matthews. Their children dressed up, but they passed out goodies at a local assisted living center.
For most of its history, the North Augusta League of Mothers has been limited to mothers of children through elementary school; however, the current group has older children and isn’t fixed on the age limit.
“We would like to recruit some young moms,” said Williams.
To learn more about the league, email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.