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Carbondale Brownies donate $250 to city’s library building fund

Presenting a donation to the Carbondale library building fund were, front from left, Kynlee Ard, Claire Greenfield, Elizabeth Molt; middle, Tyler Shreve, Reese Black, Ainsley Johnson, Olivia Kennedy, Brynna Perry, Macy Jo Berkley; back, Katy Black, Doreen Weekley, Heather Garrison, Aimee Craig, Alice Smith.

The Girl Scout Way is “to leave a place better than you found it.” Santa Fe Trail Brownie Troop 30145 put this into practice recently by presenting the Carbondale City Library with a check for $250 to help fund the new library building. The girls raised the money by selling nuts and candies last fall and Girl Scout Cookies this spring.

Katy Black, troop leader, said the troop is earning a philanthropy badge and donating to the new library building fund was a good fit.

Members of the troop explained why they wanted the library to be the recipient of their donation.

“We chose the library because some people don’t have enough money to buy books, but they can borrow them from the library to get an education,” said Reece Black.

“People will have a place to learn about lots of things, even spiders!” said Kynlee Ard.

Macy Jo Berkley is looking forward to having access to more Harry Potter books.

The Girl Scout Troup has also participated in the Thanksgiving canned food drive for Help House with other Santa Fe Trail Girl Scout troops. The girls hope to inspire others to be active philanthropists and help improve their communities. A part of the Girl Scout Promise is to “help people at all times.”

Information and photo thanks to Sue Anderson.

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