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THE STARFISH STORY

An old man was walking along a beach one morning after a storm.  In the distance, he could see someone moving like a dancer.  As he came closer, he saw it was a young woman picking up starfish and gently throwing them into the ocean.  "Young lady, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?"  "The sun is up and the tide is going out, and if I don't throw them in, they will die,"  she said.  "But young lady, do you not realize there are many miles of beach and thousands of starfish?  You can't possibly make a difference."  The young woman listened politely and then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea.  "It made a difference for that one."           - Adapted from the original by Loren Eiseley


The Stillwater Junior Service League was founded in April 1984 by a group of women with a strong dedication to serve and give back to the community.  Our longest running mission is Harvest II, an annual a food drive that is now celebrating 30 years.  JSL is group of inspirational woman with a variety of backgrounds and occupations that have come together with the common dedicated drive and love of volunteerism.  

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