On Dec. 10, about 30 Girl Scouts from Jamestown participated in a Christmas craft day held at the James River Senior and Community Center. These local girls are part of the Dakota Horizons Girl Scout Council. It was a fun day for the girls but also a way for them to give back to the local community. Christmas craft day is an annual holiday tradition and another way to celebrate being a Girl Scout.

Leaders said an important goal of every Girl Scout is reaching out and helping the community. As part of the activities the girls donated non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to be given to the Community Action Food Pantry. The girls collected 94 items.

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The day also included decorating various holiday crafts. The girls made reindeer bags, tin punch necklaces, Christmas cards and many other crafts. They were also treated to lunch.

Another important highlight of the Christmas craft day was putting together plates of cookies which are given to residents who receive Meals on Wheels. One hundred plates with 12 cookies on each plate were assembled by the girls. The Girl Scout families help bake, decorate and donate the cookies of different homemade varieties, from spritz to chocolate chip to peanut butter blossom cookies.

For more information about Girl Scouts, or to join, contact Sally at 252-8433.