Thursday, December 3, 2009

Girl Scouts Gearing up for the Holidays in DC

Here is the first of many Holiday posts surely to come.

First, head over to The Washington Post to see a gallery of this year's Holiday Decorations at The White House. Keep an eye out for blue ribbons that say rejoice, renew or respect - in multiple languages no less! They were made and decorated by Girl Scouts.

Next, check out an incredibly uplifting story in
The Maryland Gazette about members of a Girl Scout Troop in Rockville, MD - all of whom have varying disabilities. As a Girl Scout troop activity, the girls have been taking dance classes in the Rockville-based Metropolitan Ballet's adaptive ballet program since last spring. This year they will dance as toy soldiers in a single performance of the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's production of The Nutcracker at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College's Rockville campus.

While you're at it, please share what's going on in your communities surrounding the Holidays this season.