Book project earns Silver Awards for two Girl Scouts [North Laurel/Savage]

We should all be proud to have Savanah Shaffer and Caitlin Pettengill as part of our community. They just recently earned their Silver Awards in Girl Scouts.

These two Patuxent Valley Middle students are part of Troop 1491. They have spent almost a year and a half collecting books at their school, their parents work and in the community. They also earned money to purchase three bookshelves.

They delivered the shelves and books to Sarah's House. This houses families who are homeless in the Fort Meade area. They service 35 to 40 families or up to 140 people at any given time. The girls brought cookies and lemonade and then read stories to the children.

The troop supports Sarah's House at Christmas time, coming over to do crafts with their children. When they visited the girls noticed that the children didn't have books to read. Their gift to those in need will be helping others for many years to come. Way to go, Savanah and Caitlin.

Bollman Bridge Elementary School is celebrating its 25th Birthday. Starting March 31, the school will hold a week-long celebration of this milestone. They have encouraged the students to do 25 acts of kindness and will posting what the students did around the school. They will also hold a donation drive for helping organizations in our community that supply food, clothing and materials for school children.

Each grade will have a collection box and is assigned what to bring. The students will also sort the materials and prepare them for the donation. Nice way to pay it forward and teach our students that helping others can happen at any age.

Do you have any old instruments laying around the house and you are not sure what to do with them? Why not donate them to the Reservoir High Tri-M Music Honor Society? They will be collecting instruments in any condition to donate to Hungry for Music, an organizaiton that repairs them and donates them to kids in need who have a hunger to play. Instruments can be dropped off up to April 11 in the music suite. For more information, contact, or 410-888-8850.

The Forest Ridge Elementary Student Council collected pennies for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and raised a total amount of $3,368. Way to go!.

Boy Scout Troop 62 is selling mulch for $4 a bag or 3 bags for $11. Delivery will be April 4 and 5. For questions or to order, email or call Phil Conant at 240-568-9119 or Mike LaViolette at 301-776-4895.

The Howard County Board of Elections needs Judges for June 24, Primary Election Day, and Nov. 4, Election Day. If interested, go to, click on election judges. For more information, call 410-313-5820, ext. 82006. Ask for Carol Hart.

Girl Scout Troop 1508 is taking applications for the annual community yard sale on May 3. Spaces are $15 each and do sell out quickly so book your spaces today at

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