Meg Henderson, Melissa Hood, Paula Davis, Susan Solomon, Lisa Sides, Lora Welty and Cindy Woolley with State Rep. Jason Villalba

Meg Henderson, Melissa Hood, Paula Davis, Susan Solomon, Lisa Sides, Lora Welty and Cindy Woolley with State Rep. Jason Villalba

Lake Highlands Women’s League members traveled to Austin Tuesday to be recognized by the State Legislature for their work in the community. With LHWL President Paula Davis in the lead, Susan Solomon, Lisa Sides, Lora Welty, Cindy Woolley, Meg Henderson and Melissa Hood piled into the car and headed to the capitol building.

On the house floor, the Honorable Jason Villalba read a proclamation praising the organization and their achievements.

“The Lake Highlands Women’s League raised a record-setting amount of money for charity with its 36th annual Holiday in the Highlands Home Tour on December 5, 2014,” Villalba told fellow legislators. “During this festive event each Christmas season, residents of Lake Highlands generously open their beautiful homes to generate funds in support of local schools and libraries, nonprofit organizations, and scholarships for students at Lake Highlands High School. This year, the tour raised $213,195, a sum that exceeded last year’s total by more than $15,000 and represented the highest amount ever raised by the tour.

“Since 1969, the Lake Highlands Women’s League has dedicated itself to uniting and promoting Lake Highlands through community service. Over the past 45 years, the LHWL has awarded more than $2.1 million to worthy causes, giving $1.5 to scholarship funds alone, and each year, league members contribute over 2,500 volunteer hours. In addition to the home tour, members sponsor a collection each September for the Network of Community Ministries, and every spring, they express their appreciation to local police officers and firefighters with a bountiful array of home-baked treats.

“The civic groups of the Lone Star State play an indispensable role in improving the quality of life for countless Texas residents, and the members of the Lake Highlands Women’s League may take great pride in their strong tradition of service to others.

“The House of Representatives of the 84th Texas Legislature hereby congratulate the Lake Highlands Women’s League on the record-breaking success of its 2014 Holiday in the Highlands Home Tour and extend to the league’s members sincere best wishes for continued success in their important work.”

LHWL members outside the capitol building

LHWL members outside the capitol building

State Rep. Jason Villalba reads the official proclamation

State Rep. Jason Villalba reads the official proclamation