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The Senior-Junior Forum, a department of the Woman’s Forum, was formed in 1934.  The organization founded the Northside Girls Club and continued to support it through 1985 to benefit the community.  Since its inception, members have provided volunteer hours and/or financial support for several worthwhile local charities.  Successful fundraisers throughout the years have included everything from horse shows to theatrical productions.  Currently, the major fundraiser, the Red River Wine & Beer Festival, is in its sixteenth year.  In 2009 we celebrated our 75th Anniversary.

Tax Deductible
The organization has been granted 501(c)3 non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service and all donations are tax deductible.  Net proceeds from the Red River Wine & Beer Festival will be donated to the local charitable organizations supported by the Senior-Junior Forum.


2024 Beneficiaries 
Senior-Junior Forum members volunteer their time as well as provide financial assistance to local non-profit agencies.  The primary beneficiaries for  the 2024 Red River Wine & Beer Festival will be:

  • The Arc of Wichita County

  • Beacon Lighthouse for the Blind

  • The Kitchen

  • Midwestern State University & Vernon College scholarships

  • Wichita Falls Area Food Bank

  • Whispers of Hope

  • Patsy's House

  • Wichita County Heritage Society - Kell House Museum

  • The Arts Council


















2024 Red River Wine & Beer Festival Committee

Co-Chairs  Emily Coffey & Tammy Marlow

Executive Advisors  Debbie Berend, SJF President

Secretary  Debra Burnett

Treasurer/Purchasing  Sonja Oliver

Decorations  Lisa Kipp & Sherri Chandler

Entertainment  Susan Phillips

Favorites/Hydration Station/Info Booth  Vicki McCarty

Vendors  Jadine Buckley, Traci Poore & Tagan Couch

Publicity Lindsay Morton

Signs Tiffany Seel

Raffle  Trudi Pittman & Ladell Schmalzried

Sponsorship Debie Moody & Teresa Austin

Tickets  Colleen James & Christina Bennett

Volunteer Coordinator  Jacki Dowdy & Tari Cummings

Wine Holding   Susann Halverson & Roma Martin

Wine Runners  Sarah Wood

Ice Runners  Mary Blacklock

Wine / Beer / Spirits  Deana Albert

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