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As reported in Salem News:

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Some Salem Girl Scouts are celebrating the holiday season by sharing nourishment, warmth and song with the community, starting with Thanksgiving lunches for children at the Banquet in Salem.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 80558 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church recently formed an assembly line to fill 50 lunch bags with tuna fish, applesauce, potato chips, granola bars and pudding. The bags decorated for Thanksgiving were distributed to children during the Banquet on Monday.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is a sponsor for the Banquet and Pastor Alan Smearsoll said the bagged lunches are an act of kindness from the Girl Scouts. Troop Co-Leader Kim Hoffman said it’s “just a way for the Girl Scout troop to say thanks this Thanksgiving to the community.”

“We’re trying to teach the girls to be thankful for what they have and the fact that they’re fortunate enough to be able to share with those less fortunate,” Hoffman said.

In a joint project with the church youth group, the Girl Scouts are making no-sew throws and going caroling on December 9 to deliver the blanks to home bound members of the church congregation, both in private homes and nursing homes.

“Just a little gift from the church to them,” she said.

If you are participating in any community service projects this holiday season – let us know about them! E-mail all the information to kdunne@gsnypenn.org!

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