Since 1954, members of the Sherman Service League have worked to better the Grayson County community-at-large through service, volunteerism, and community involvement.
Since its inception, the Service League has supported numerous community agencies and organizations with a diverse set of missions and goals. From children’s charities to home hospice to indigent health to scholarships to public transportation; the League strives to improve the quality of life in the Texoma area.
Each year, members of the Sherman Service League come together to evaluate the specific needs of Grayson County, and choose grant recipients based on requests received, the needs of Grayson County, and the amount of funds raised each year from the League’s annual Charity Ball.
SHERMAN SERVICE LEAGUE Leadership
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Leigh Ann Sims
The Sherman Service League was organized April 1954 for the purpose to foster interest among its members in the social, economic, educational, cultural, and civic conditions of the community and to make efficient their volunteer service.
Sherman Service League was founded and began the Woodlane School for Handicapped Children. In an effort to help fund the Woodlane School, the League opened and operated for 40 years the Thrift Shop, later known as Next to New.
A service center at Wilson N. Jones Hospital was opened and staffed by League members in 1958. The WNJ Hospital Auxiliary assumed its operation sometime later.
The League set out to provide a program that would not just supervise girls, but entertain, challenge and educate them. The League petitioned and was granted a charter for the Sherman Girls Club. Today, the organization is known as Girl’s Inc.
The League began its Scholarship Award to a graduating senior from Sherman High School. The award is presented each May to a graduating senior of Sherman High School who has met the qualifications for community service and academic achievement.
The Sherman and Denison Service Leagues jointly sponsored the Grayson County Family Clinic, and today it is known as the Grayson County Child Guidance Center.
The League started the Adult Social Club, which organizes games and programs for retired persons providing them with meaningful leisure time. This group continues to meet weekly.
The League participated in the Red River Valley Arts Festival. Today, this annual event is known as Sherman Arts Fest and the League continues to have a vital role providing the children’s activities for this annual event.
The League assumed the sponsorship role of the Sisters of Service, also known as S.O.S. Originally founded by one of Sherman Service League own, S.O.S. is an organization for high school young ladies to volunteer and make a difference in their community.
Sisters of Service
Sisters of Service is a community service organization for young ladies in 9th through 12th grade. The organization is dedicated to serving its community and teaching young girls the importance of giving back. This year, Sisters of Service has extended its membership to not only Sherman High School, but also Pottsboro, S&S, and Texoma Christian School.
The young ladies of SOS focus their efforts towards a different charitable organization each month. Some of the charities include; True Options Pregnancy Care Center, Toys for Tots, the Crisis Center, and most importantly the Child and Family Guidance Center. SOS is also in charge of Operation Warm Fuzzy, for which SOS members make over 50 blankets each month.