(BEDFORD) – During camp this year, Fayetteville Girl Scout Troop 60229 decided their service project would be to deliver Christmas presents to Garden Villa residents in Units 5 and 6.
In October the group held a spaghetti dinner in order to raise funds for the project. The dinner netted almost $1,000.
On Saturday, the girls delivered seven presents each to 46 of the residents in Units 5 and 6.
These are some of the comments from the girl scouts who were part of the project.
Alannah Skeen said, “It made me feel very special.”
Haylen Wade added, “It made us feel special; it was an exciting morning and made me feel happy.”
“It made me happy when we saw how happy it made him, and the smiles from the afghans that we gave,” said Addison Colvin.
Jadelynn Lyons added, “It was exciting to see each reaction when we gave each person their present.”
Kadynn Canada said, “It was fun watching each person open their present.”
Jacqueline Lyons is the leader of the group and was assisted by Elizabeth Wade, Heather Canada, and Mandy Colvin.
There were several smiling faces as the girls delivered the gifts including 6-year-old Ryder who’s face lit up with the largest smile.
“We try to instill what community service is, and to value how lucky they are to have good health,” said Lyons.