In 1980 the league undertook a major project to restore the St. Augustine Lightstation. The Keepers’ House had been gutted by a fire in the 1970s and was going to be demolished by the county. After raising the necessary funds the league was able to save the historic building.
In 1997 the Seventh Judicial Circuit Judges, namely, Judge Mathis, asked the Junior Service League of St. Augustine to help fill a need for a visitation center here in St. Johns County. The League committed to the project and began doing research on how to make this dream a reality. It took two years to purchase and renovate a property that fulfilled the requirements. Kids Bridge opened its doors in March of 2002 and to date has served over 2,000 families. Captured here is the 2010 grand-reopening after a generous $75,000 donation from Mr. Richard Willich. Pictured here is the 2010 Kids Bridge Board.