South Dundas Brownies, Sparks and Girl Guides
Leaders and members of South Dundas Sparks, Brownies and Girl Guides gathered for a group photo following the completion of close to 40 birthday boxes for Community Food Share.
WILLIAMSBURG – An air of excitement permeated the South Dundas Lutheran Community Church hall as members of the South Dundas Brownies, Sparks and Girl Guides Unit began filling empty Girl Guide cookie boxes with party favours, balloons, streamers, plates, cups, cake mixes, pans and frosting during their March 4 meeting.
Tawny Owl Jenn Eamon explained the birthday boxes project was initiated about a decade ago by Brown Owl Hannah Barkley and Melissa Ringler; and mentioned that as this initiative is a service project each participant will receive a birthday box badge. Eamon advised that a letter went home about the service project, with party items primarily donated by families, Foodland Winchester donating 40 containers of cake icing and unit funds purchasing cake mixes and pans.
Community Food Share administrator Ian McKelvie commented to the Chesterville Record how “families are always excited when the birthday boxes are available. It adds something special to a child’s big day. We appreciate the support we receive for this program from the South Dundas Brownie, Sparks and Guides.” Close to 40 boxes will be donated to Community Food Share as a result of this project.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.