Avalon Hill Honored by Jr. League
From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 10
The Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB) will honor JLLB member and longtime community volunteer, Avalon Hill, with its Helen D. Newcomb Award at a ceremony to be held on May 21, 2014, at the organization’s annual installation and awards dinner.
The Helen D. Newcomb Award was established in 1996 to honor Helen Newcomb, who served in 1931-1932 as the first president of JLLB. This award is given annually to a member who embodies the League’s mission and serves as a role model and mentor to other members.
Hill has been a member of JLLB since 1980 and led the organization as president in 1990-1991. Within the league, she also served as community vice president, and was key to the success of many JLLB projects and initiatives, including Woman to Woman (a first of its kind substance abuse recovery program in Long Beach), Parent Survival, the Training Team, Facilitator Core, and Casa Youth Shelter, and she is lovingly known as the World’s oldest living “rummage sale fairy.”
Hill attended Bennett College in Millbrook, N.Y., received a degree in English from the University of Arizona, and completed graduate studies toward a Masters Degree in Education of Multi-Cultural Populations at CSU Dominguez Hills. She has been married to her husband, Russ, for 38 years and has two grown children, Sophie Hill and Nick Hill. She has lived in Long Beach for 38 years.