Girl Scouts collect nearly 250 hats and mittens

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2015 at 12:00 am

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ALBION – Girls from Albion in Brownie Troop 82007, along with their Junior Aides from Troop 82127, recently held a hat and mitten drive to help Community Action of Orleans & Genesee in the agency’s efforts to help keep people warm this winter season.

Michelle Figueroa, case manager for emergency services at Community Action, is pictured with girls, from left: Neveya Barnes, Kendall Newbould (both Troop 82007), Riannon Newbould and Abrielle Shuler (Troop 82127).

The girls each made their own posters that they either put on display in their homes or out in the community asking for donations. They collected almost 250 items total.

They also made 40 reindeer suckers to be given to children of families picking up Christmas baskets.

“Everyone should just love and help everyone.That’s what Jesus would want at Christmas,” said Kendall Newbould, 7, one of the Scouts.

Leaders are Yvonne Newbould, Pauline Bachorski and Danny Shuler.

Julianna Newbould holds her poster for the Hat and Mitten Drive, which was from Nov. 23 to Dec. 14.

Mackenzie LeFrois is pictured with her donation box that was placed at Uncle Sal’s in Albion.