It's that time of year, folks. That's right: Girl Scout cookie time!
It's almost as exciting as back-to-school time, or opening day at Camden Yards, but much tastier. Girls in the newly formed Brownie Troop 1550 at Rodgers Forge Elementary School have the cure for your cookie fever. Also, as though you needed more enticement, the Girl Scouts have unveiled a new cookie flavor this year that we all should try: S'mores.
That's just brilliant. The girls are very excited (and the moms are even more excited) for the fun of the year to begin, so are kicking things off with cookie sales. The troop, which consists entirely of third graders from all corners of Rodgers Forge include: Lily Albi, Maren Blanks, Sophie Carlino, Isla Dillon, Arden Fisher, Sadie Fisher, Harper Jackson, Carleigh Lark, Corrine Luczak, Mary Murphy, Caroline Quinn, Nora Smith, Josie Strott, Sydney Tucker, and Avery Webb. Leading the troop are fantastic co-leader moms, Emily Smith and Jessica Brown-Strott, and fearless cookie mom, Betsy Luczak.
So, if you need to get your Girl Scout cookie fix, I'm sure one of these adorable young entrepreneurs can hook you up (for just $4 per box).
The annual election of the Rodgers Forge Community Association Board of Governors was Sept. 14. Held in the Rodgers Forge Elementary School cafeteria, the election was very exciting and heavily attended. The board president, John Rinehart, presented highlights of the many community activities the board sponsors, such Dumpster Day and the community picnic. Current board members were recognized and thanked for their service, while each of the candidates was given an opportunity to present their ideas and vision for the community.
Nineteen residents ran for 11 available slots. Three incumbents and eight new members won election to the board. Congratulations to John Rinehart (Regester Avenue), Pat Foretich (Stanmore Court), Jerry Truelove (Stanmore Court), Hiteshi Auburn (Regester Avenue), Jen Dippel (Dumbarton Road), Linda Gimignani (Regester Avenue), Kris Henry (Glen Argyl Road), Amanda Kastner (Dunkirk), Ivana Lipscomb (Murdock Road), Phil Lipscomb (Murdock Road), and me, Karen Rodriguez (Dunkirk Road).
Former Rodgers Forge residents Carol and Ken Lew are celebrating a new grandson. Liam Paul Webster arrived safely into this world on Friday, Aug. 5 at 11:58 p.m. Liam weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.75 inches long. In addition to his proud grandparents, Liam is much loved by parents Melissa and Ian Webster, as well as identical twin sisters, Emory Noelle and Karoline Riley. Great big hoorays and many congratulations!
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