Girl Scouts Send Holiday Cheer

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Christmas may be three months away, but local Girl Scouts are sending Christmas cheer abroad.

Cards covered in stickers and glitter are being sent via Operation Spirit to troops stationed overseas. The 500 cards hold messages thanking troops for their service or saying “We Love You”. The cards will accompany care packages and the 200 Christmas stockings the girl scouts also decorated.

“When you are in the middle of no where in the dirt, and the grime, and the dust, and people are shooting at you, I am sure it is really nice to open a package from someone you don’t know and there is a candy bar in there or some bodywash or baby wipes and some mail and book marks,” says Melodie Pittman the Director of Operation Spirit.

Pittman believes it is never to early to teach children about community service. The patriotic message was not lost on the young girl scouts.

“It makes me proud to be an American for doing what I believe in,” tells Girl Scout Autumn Agnew.

Girl Scout troops from Newark, New Concord and Zanesville all participated in the event.



Katie Jeffries