Vermillion Girl Scouts plan Make a Difference Day activities

Vermillion Girl Scouts plan Make a Difference Day activities The Vermillion Girl Scouts plan an active Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. Girls and their families may begin the day by helping plant trees at SESDAC beginning at 9:30 a.m. for the Beautify Vermillion project. Individual troops are then gathering a variety of items for several causes and request that members of the community contribute.

The kindergarten Daisies and first-grade Brownies, whose leaders are Teresa McDowell Johnson and Trisha Richards, are gathering books for the Head Start children in Vermillion. The second-grade Brownies and the third-grade Brownies are collecting toys and books for the children of Pine Ridge who experienced a tornado this summer. Bedding, toiletries, and winter coats are also needed. Elementary children contributed at drop boxes at each school. People may contact Heather Collins, second-grade leader, at 624-5539, to have items picked up. Third-grade leaders Sheila Garrett and Nancy Noiva encourage donations to be dropped off at the Arts Council from noon to 2 p.m.

The Junior troops are concentrating on making life better for patients in the Vermillion Hospital. The fourth-grade troop is led by Melissa Davis and Tandra Steskal. They are gathering videos. The fifth-grade Juniors are helping in this effort and are also making blankets for babies. The leaders are Joann Taylor, Cathy Robinet, and LeAnne Brown. Both troops hope to acquire an additional VCR as well as electronic games for the benefit of those hospitalized.

The troops began working on these projects several weeks ago. If you can help by making donations, please contact the troop leaders. If interested in joining a troop, call the troop leaders or the neighborhood chairperson, Caitlin Collier. New members are always welcome.

The Girl Scouts will end the day with a celebration. Each girl has invited a favorite adult male to attend the Sadie Hawkins Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. A pumpkin carving contest, games, dances, food and fun are planned.

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