Milford Girl Scouts appreciate local support for projects

To the Editor:

Milford Girl Scout Troops 10111 and 12027 have worked hard this past year on community service projects, badge work and fundraising for a year-end wrap-up trip to Vermont. They wouldn’t be able to do so much with­out the support of their family and community.

They would like to thank the follow­ing local businesses for sponsoring their spaghetti dinner held in March and pancake breakfast/yard sale held in May: Foodee’s Pizza, Dunkin’ Do­nuts, The Happy Butchers, Longhorn Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Walmart, Shaw’s Supermarket, Brookview Sugar House (Wilton), At­kins Family Sugar House (Washington), Papa Joes, The Fishercats, Yankee Chef, West End Hair Salon, From the Garden Table, and Lowes. Both events, as well as weekly meet­ings, were held at the Mil­ford First Congregational Church and the troops thank it for its ongoing support. Community Ser­vice projects are a big part of Girl Scouts. The troops have held a diaper collec­tion and put together baby supply bags for The Stork Project (www.thestorkpro­ject.org), an underwear and swimsuit collection for SHARE, and a shoe collection for developing countries through the Girl Scouts of Green & White Mountains council. One of their most visible proj­ects is the brick garden wall around the flag pole at Milford’s First Congre­gational Church. This wall coincided with the Girl Scout Silver Award pre­sented to Erica Faucher, a Cadet in Troop 10111. The silver award is one of the highest Girl Scout awards achievable. These troops are often seen marching in the various Milford pa­rades, most recently they were part of the Memorial Day parade carrying ban­ners for several veterans organizations.

Thank you to the Mil­ford and area community for supporting the Girl Scouts.

JANELL GEORGE

Milford