TICONDEROGA - Area Girl Scouts have been keeping busy the past few months.
New was a Christmas craft party at the First United Methodist Church in December. Girls from Moriah, Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga got together to work on a craft during the holiday season. In conjunction with this the area girls worked on a community service project. Each troop throughout the unit collected new and gently used toys which were donated to Dave Justus from Morrisonville.
He has been running a food pantry from his home for the past 39 years which serves families from Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. In addition to running this food pantry he collects toys and such for children through age 16. He allows families to come to his house, pick up food items and take a few toys for their children for Christmas. Last year he gave away over 800 presents to children.
"The unit would like to thank the Methodist Church for the use of their fellowship hall, Ann and Lisa Westervelt and their troop 3193 for organizing this event," said Debbie Barber of the local scout unit.
In January approximately 60 girls were locked in at Moriah Central School pool. This new event featured swimming followed by pizza then a number of organized games after which the girls were given some free time.
"The unit would like to thank Moriah school for the use of their building, Boyeau's for the pizza and delivery, and to Val Mildon and both of her troops 4040 and 4036 for organizing this event," Barber said.
The annual Favorite Fella Dance was Feb. 6 at the Ti Armory. Approximately 20 girls attended dressed in Hawaiian attire to enjoy a Lau.
"We would like to thank the Ti Armory for allowing us to host this event, Marc Potter, McDonalds of Ticonderoga, and Kim Powers and Lynn Sawyer for organizing this event," Barber said. "Earlier in the day the girl scouts were at the Winter Fest serving hot chocolate to help warm up all those who ice skated.