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Wearable Art: Exhibit Chronicles Years of Intricate Junior Forum Skirts

If you’ve ever Googled the phrase “volunteering in Houston,” you’ll find hundreds of organizations that you can connect with. One of the oldest though — and a solely female volunteer group — is the Houston Junior Forum. It’s been around for 67 years with a focus on helping kids and senior Houstonians — all while […]

If you’ve ever Googled the phrase “volunteering in Houston,” you’ll find hundreds of organizations that you can connect with. One of the oldest though — and a solely female volunteer group — is the Houston Junior Forum. It’s been around for 67 years with a focus on helping kids and senior Houstonians — all while wearing a red apron. Except once a year when the president of the organization dons the most intricately designed a-lined skirt, handmade by the other members of the forum. Unless you’re a member of the Junior Forum, you’ve probably never seen one of these skirts until, as Houston Matters Edel Howlin reports, The Heritage Society decided to put them on display in an exhibit called Women at Work for Your Community.

Video:Â PBS NewsHour Weekend: Houston Junior Forum Skirts

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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