Tuesday, December 17, 2013

News Day Tuesday

An Investment in the Future - Time Magazine

Some people spend their days thinking about how to get ahead in  life. Then there are those, like Anna Maria Chávez, who focus on helping others  move forward.
The CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA recalls as a little girl being awakened late at night by conversations her parents would have at the kitchen table with neighbors. “When people received a letter from the federal government or other agency, my parents would explain to them what it meant,” Chávez says. “Growing up, there was an emphasis on working toward solutions that could benefit as many people as possible.”
Read more: An Investment In The Future | TIME.com http://business.time.com/2013/12/13/an-investment-in-the-future/#ixzz2njqRQkM0

Wreaths Across America - Salem County - SJ Times

To better understand the sacrifice given by those who served in the military, a personal experience is needed.

On Saturday, people needed to hear the 21-gun salute and the sound of bugles, or see the volunteers dressed in military uniforms from various time periods at the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Finn’s Point National Cemetery.

It was freezing, with snow all around and a slight fog in the air, but a personal experience is exactly what people got.

Nearly 250 people turned out to the cemetery located near Fort Mott State Park and the shores of the Delaware River.  >>>Full Story

Swedesboro-Woolwich Girl Scout troop to collect donations for U.S. troops
 - SJ Times

Girl Scout Troop 61590 may only have three members, but they are working to make a big impact this holiday season.

For more than a month, Haley Ford, Nicole Bittmann and Syndney Coles — along with their parents — have been constructing, painting and decorating a massive float for this Saturday’s Christmas parade in Swedesboro.

It's a project they hope will draw attention and donations to a cause close to their hearts.

>>>Full Story

West Windsor Girl Scouts Honored - Trenton Times

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