The Tropical Doll Study Club of Lakeland, Florida was founded by Jeanne Niswonger in 1977.
Meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month at Saint David's Church on Edgewood Drive in Lakeland, September through May.
As a Chapter of Region 9 of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc, the club is active in support for various charities.
The highlight of each meeting is the program presented by members or an invited special guest.
Each year we choose a theme and design some of our programs around it.
This year's theme is based on activities for the 7 days of the week. Washing, ironing, baking, shopping, sewing and mending keep Dolls and Bears very busy. Please enjoy the slideshow below.
"DOLLS AND BEARS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN"
BUT A DOLLY'S WORK IS NEVER DONE
Our programs for 2015-2016 are as follows:
September 13 - "Sunday is a Day of Rest" and
"What my Dolls Did Over the Summer" "Reports from attendees of UFDC and other Summer Conventions"
October 4 - "Monday - Wash on Monday"
November 1 - "Iron on Tuesday"
December 6 - Christmas Party
January 3, 2016 - "Mend on Wednesday"
February 14 - "Go to Market on Thursday"
March 6 - "Clean on Friday" and Preparation for Show
March 12 - SHOW AND SALE
"DOLLS AND BEARS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN" Saturday - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at LAKE MIRROR CENTER LAKELAND
A special helper drawing will be held for an
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL -MARYELLEN LARKIN
April 3 - "Bake on Saturday"
May 1 - "Spring Luncheon"
This year's Show on March 12, 2016
The show is open from 10am 'til 4pm. The entry is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.
The drawings for helpers will take place at 3:00 pm including the drawing for an American Girl Doll Maryellen Larkin.
You do not have to be present to win. Click here for a Show Flyer for more details.