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Well today is Elisabeth 7th birthday!!!!!
She is so excited!
Elisabeth is personally extending her part of the penny drive until her birthday party on Saturday. We also have troops that are still in the process of finishing up their penny collections! So we are not officially ending the drive today, because it is going so well!
Either tonight or tomorrow I will have pictures up of our busy Saturday. We were at the city’s Easter Egg hunt collecting pennies, as well as heading down south, where Elisabeth was invited to attend Troop 10481’s meeting and Easter egg hunt, and they, and several other troops, had pennies for her as well. So many to count!!!!!
But I do want to send some big thank yous!
Brownie Troop 64 from Wakefield Rhode Island collected
Congrats and thank you girls for a wonderful collection!
Troop 690 is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island collected
That is really awesome collection. Those girls should be very proud!!! Thank you so much for your incredible job!
Troop 519 from Vinton, Iowa collect
What an amazing feat! Thank you so much girls for your dedication to being a sister to every Girl Scout!
Bringing our current amount to
155,363 pennies raised for the Girl Scout of Japan Relief Effort!
Elisabeth and her project was featured in the Coastal/Greenacres Observer that came out last Thursday, which is our local weeky newspaper. Elisabeth was nervous about doing an interview over the phone (she is NOT a phone person), but we manage to get through it!
Also, the city of Greenacres has been gracious enough to set up two city drop-off sites for pennies:
Greenacres Community Center • 501 Swain Blvd.
Youth Program building • 501 Martin Ave.
Thanks so much for their help!
Momma had to clean the house last night so no pennies got counted, but we will be back at it tonight!
WRMF 97.9 heard about Elisabeth’s project a few weeks ago and asked Elisabeth to be one of their Kid of the Week! So Elisabeth was heard Monday morning at 7:10 talking about her project. They were in love with all her badges and the Girl Scout cookies she came bearing to give to the WRMF staff! Because you know the Girl Scout motto is “Be prepared!”
Elisabeth attended the LEO Service Unit meeting tonight to tell them about her project, pass out flyers and collect pennies. At the beginning of the meeting she helped to lead the Pledge of Allegiance to the other girls in attendance. She then gave her speech and handed out flyers. We had a wonderful collection of pennies and other troops talked about creating paper cranes to send our sister scouts in Japan.
We also collected many pennies at our troop meeting last night! Thanks to troop 21127 and 20218 for a wonderful collection.
Here is a fun cute clip of Elisabeth learning the hand motions that go with the Girl Scout law.
Sorry it’s been quiet around here. We have a big Girl Scout meeting this evening – my scouts are throwing a 1940’s USO canteen dance party and I’ve been in the middle of prep for it.
On Friday, Elisabeth got a special opportunity! Come back next week to see what this photo was all about!
We’ve also been in touch with Mayor Ferreri of Greenacres, FL (the city we live in). It’s a possiblity that Elisabeth will have a table at the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 23rd! More info to come.
Elisabeth will be at the LEO GS service unit meeting Tuesday night to talk about her project and to collect any pennies the other leaders have brought.
A new count to come in the next few days – it’s been crazy busy around here, but we do have a lot of pennies to count, and more to come this evening!
Here’s a photo just for the fun of it. It’s Elisabeth and Miss Jennifer – the co-leader of our Girl Scout troop, before Elisabeth’s appointment on Friday!
We haven’t gotten a chance to count these yet, but this morning we picked up the pennies that have been collected so far at Pine Jog Elementary! WOW! What are huge success! Besides the jar being completely full, there was, not one, but TWO plastic bags that are half hidden by Elisabeth in this picture!
Elisabeth and some of her classmates went from classroom to classroom last Thursday and Friday. I was told my husband that there had been a jar at aftercare as well.
And the school is going to continue to collect through this week!
Thank you so much to to Pine Jog Elementary
for supporting Elisabeth with her project!
Thanks to Miss Patti and Dance Unlimited of Lake Worth for allowing Elisabeth to place a jar at her dance school. There were already coins in it when we left!
If you know of any other Palm Beach or Broward county businesses willing to sponsor one of Elisabeth’s jars, please let us know and we will get one to you!