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Building girls of courage

October 17, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

To the Editor:

The Martin County/Fairmont Girl Scouts wish to thank everyone who contributed to or supported our Centennial Day of Service. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States, all Girl Scouts are participating in service projects that will help the environment.

During this, our Centennial Year, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys learned about the dangers to our waters from leaves and other debris, and participated in water-quality activities. On Oct. 13, 150 Girl Scouts, family and friends raked and bagged leaves or marked storm drains and distributed educational door hangers. About 845 bags of leaves were raked at Gomsrud and Bird Parks.

We would like to thank Timberlake Orchard for the donation toward the apples for our celebration and Troy Nemmers, public works director for the city of Fairmont, for working with us to organize this event and for picking up and disposing of the leaves.

We would also like to thank our local newspapers for publicizing the event: the Sentinel, the Photo Press, the Martin County Star and the Truman Tribune. We truly appreciate your continued support of our Girl Scouts and their activities.

Thanks also go to Sara Becker-Sokoloski, leader of Troop 33665, for her months of work coordinating this event for our Service Unit.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, character and confidence who make the world a better place.

Nancy Klemek & Jennifer Nielsen

Service Unit co-managers

Martin County/Fairmont



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