Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Run-Down

Welcome to another Weekend Run-Down. Today we've got stories ranging from golfing girls to world peace:
  • In Pennsylvania, The Tribune-Democrat is running a story about Ken and Sandra Balough of Ebensburg - the Persons of the Week for their involvement and dedication to the Girl Scouts. They got involved with the organization a dozen years ago when their oldest daughter joined a troop.
  • In Hilton Head, SC, The Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina will host "Death by Chocolate, A Chocolate and Champagne Affair" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This adult-only fundraiser will benefit programs and needs for Girl Scouts in the area.
  • In Swampscott, MA, The Swampscott Reporter is sharing a fantastic story about Amisha Divadkar, a Swampscott resident and a member of Girl Scout Troop 68760. For her Gold Award project, Divadkar is creating her own documentary driven by the theme of her community's view of peace, as well as leading and hosting the screening of the film, "The Day After Peace".
  • In Alabama, Girl Scouts from across the Shoals will be on the University of North Alabama campus Saturday as part of the first Girl Scout Day. The day is designed to get the girls interested in math and science as well as pursing their higher education degrees. Read more about it in The Times Daily.
  • WALB News 10 in Albany, GA, reports that Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue proclaimed Saturday as "Girls Golf Day" in Georgia. Local girl scouts lined up to to tee off and learn a little golf etiquette at First Tee of Albany.