Juniors of the Social Service ready for Candlelight Ball
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Title supplied by cataloger. The Sisters of Social Service is a Roman Catholic group started in the early 1920's by Hungarian nuns who witnessed the difficult living conditions resulting from the political and economic upheaval of WWI. The group sought to help those in need through the use of social organizations and advocacy. In 1926, Sr. Frederica Horvath brought the Sisters of Social Service ministry to Los Angeles. The group served the community by providing retreats, settlement houses, community centers, and by providing a voice for the marginalized. In 1930, the Social Service Auxiliary was formed and the Juniors of the Social Service Auxiliary was formed in the early 1950's. Both groups gave women opportunities to aid the Sisters and the group's mission on the local neighborhood level through participation in community service and charitable organizations. Photograph caption dated November 27, 1964 reads, "Valley members of the Juniors of Social Service Auxiliary ready for group's annual Candlelight Ball are, from left, Mmes. George Fenderson, Sherman Oaks; George O'Mara, Woodland Hills and Richard Schneider, Encino. The ball will be held Dec. 12 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year's theme will be 'Vert et Blanc.'" The article partially reads, "President of the Juniors, Mrs. David J. Halliburton, has announced that proceeds of the ball will be turned over to the Sisters of Social Service to enable them to maintain Regis House, a non-sectarian community center located in West Los Angeles."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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