FAIRFIELD — The year was 1920. The 19th amendment was ratified that August, giving women the right to vote, and in southwestern Connecticut a group of women had just banded together to step into leadership roles and serve their communities in another way.
Forty-seven women joined forces to launch the Junior League of Bridgeport, making it the first Junior League in Connecticut. It focused on social, economic, educational, cultural and civic conditions in the city of Bridgeport. The group, now called the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, celebrated its centennial this Saturday in Westport.