Local Girl Scouts give back to the community
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:30 AM
The residents of the Spring Valley Care Center now have new colorful blankets to keep them warm.
Elizabeth Jones, Hannah Peshel and Maggie McDonald get some help displaying their blankets from Spring Valley Care Center residents Helen Reed and Marge Earley.
Three local Juliette Junior Girl Scouts are completing their final steps toward their Bronze Award by giving back to the community.
Elizabeth Jones, Hannah Peshel and Maggie McDonald chose the Spring Valley Senior Care Center as the recipient of their project after they spent a fun afternoon with them last year playing bingo.
The first part of the project is called the "Journey." During this time they learned how they could make a difference in the community, as well as in their families and schools.
The girls completed 20 hours of service for the community on their "Journey" for the Bronze Award with the help of their advisors who just happen to also be their mothers, Missy Jones, Kelly Peshel and Cheryl McDonald.
The fleece blankets they made were the main part of this project and all the residents were excited to see them.
It was a cool, rainy day when they came to the center so the residents snuggled right in to keep the dreary weather at bay.
The girls also spent time showing and explaining the badges they had earned to the group.
Maggie McDonald explained to the group why they chose the care center: "We wanted you all at the care center to feel remembered and loved, and to brighten your rooms and brighten your days. You brighten our lives and we love coming here."