In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, how does Aunt Alexandra involve herself in Maycomb's social life?

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In Chapter 13, Aunt Alexandra moves in with the Finch family and fits perfectly into the community of Maycomb. Scout comments that the ladies of Maycomb welcomed Alexandra with open arms, and she earned a reputation as an excellent hostess for her Missionary Society. Scout mentions that Aunt Alexandra served the refreshments and delicacies on her own, which implies that Alexandra took her social events very seriously. In addition to her church-related activities, Alexandra also became the Secretary of the Maycomb Amanuensis Club. Aunt Alexandra assimilates well into Maycomb by confidently socializing with the other ladies on Sunday afternoons. Aunt Alexandra freely shares her advice and judgments about various members and families in Maycomb County. Because of her refined personality and exceptional manners, Alexandra becomes very popular throughout the community.

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