Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekend Run-Down

Hello Everyone,

Many good things are coming from Girl Scouts all around the country this holiday season. Check out those examples and other fantastic stories in today's Weekend Run-Down.

  • In Connecticut, The Weston Forum is reporting that local Girl Scout troops have joined forces with Weston seniors and six local crafters to present Winterfest, a holiday market featuring handcrafts and baked goods.
  • Girl Scouts in Milpitas, CA, sent troops messages of support while preparing 6,800 letters, bags of sweets, nuts and Santa hats for shipment by sorting, bundling and packing them into 33 cardboard boxes. Read more in the San Jose Mercury News.
  • Emily K. Fischer, 89, a mother and volunteer from Northeast Philadelphia who worked to integrate disabled girls into Girl Scout troops, passed away Wednesday at Lafayette Redeemer, a nursing home in Philadelphia. Read all about Fischer in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • The Georgetown Record in Beverly, MA, is reporting on a group of Girl Scouts who learned how to contribute to those who find themselves homeless and also about where donated items would go and whom they would actually help.
  • In New Jersey, The Hudson Reporter has a fantastic article about the need for Volunteers and Leaders in a community with a peaking interest in Girl Scouting.
  • In Yuma, AZ, Sharon Jessup is being celebrated for her forty-five years of volunteerism with The Girl Scouts. Read more about it in The Yuma Sun.
  • Girl Scouts in Washington County, OR, are asking for volunteers to help set up for their annual Washington County Girl Scout Christmas Breakfast for the Homeless, set for 7 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25 at Hillsboro Senior Center, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. Find out how to contribute here.