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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 19, 2014

Girl Scouts helping grant Fairfeld teachers’ wishes

Dec 12, 2013
Courtesy of: Bonnie Hilger Laurel Hilger, Samara Roemen, Jillion McIntire, Jenna Wickenkamp, and Violet Hilger set up a Christmas tree to hold the wish lists of Fairfield Middle School teachers. Anyone interested in granting a teacher’s wish with items for classrooms is welcome to take an ornament from the tree. Gifts must be turned into the FMS office by Dec. 18. The community service project was designed by Girl Scout Troop 9297.

Girl Scout Troop 9297 is looking for community support for its Christmas service project that will help grant the wishes of Fairfield Middle School teachers.

The scouts designed the program in an effort to meet classroom needs through giving gifts to the teachers.

The girls made 90 ornaments — two for each FMS teacher — and delivered them to the school Nov. 25. They also assembled a Christmas tree in the school commons for the ornaments.

The teachers had a week to write their wishes on the ornaments and hang them on the tree. Since then, students and parents have taken ornaments to buy the listed items, but several ornaments are still available.

Until Dec. 17, any interested community member is invited to choose one or more ornaments from the tree and grant a teacher’s wish.

Most of the teachers’ wishes are simple requests for items that would benefit their classroom, such as tweezers, spaghetti, highlighters, colorful duct tape, a set of atlases, Play-Doh, paint, markers, automatic pencil sharpener or small hand-held pencil sharpeners.

All presents, clearly marked with the teacher’s name, should be delivered to the FMS office before Dec. 18 because the Girl Scouts will deliver the packages to the teachers that morning.

Members of the Girl Scout Troop 9297 are Laurel Hilger, Jenna Wickenkamp, Samara Roemen, Abyni Garner, Sophie Stratton, Jillion McIntire, Kiersten Price and TeAnna Simons. Troop leaders are Bonnie Hilger and Billie Jo Wiley

“We hope to see many ‘elves’ granting wishes because many ornaments are still on the tree,” said Bonnie Hilger.

For information about the Girl Scouts troop’s community service project, contact Hilger at 472-0743.

 

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