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Girl Scout Gold Award projects highlight girls’ leadership skills, service to others
Whether it involved dresses, babies, blankets or everyday people, this year’s Girl Scout Gold Award projects stressed service and leadership. The Girl Scout Gold Award is a national award, a personal challenge and the highest award that a Girl Scout may choose to pursue.
River’s Edge Sports Complex, located at 5105 N. Highway 67 in Florissant, will host a six-week “Beginners Soccer” clinic for boys and girls ages 3 – 6 starting on Saturday, Sept. 7. Each session will be one hour long with personalized instruction for every child, as well as controlled scrimmages where they can apply their newly-learned soccer skills.
When Travorus Barnes, a sophomore at Hazelwood Central High School, took a lifeguard training class at HCHS, he never thought he would have to use the skills he learned to help save a life. While swimming with friends at a local swimming pool recently, Barnes pulled a man out of the water after he had been knocked unconscious attempting to dive into the pool.
The Hispanic Festival was held recently at the Knights of Columbus grounds. The two day event featured non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folk dancers from various countries. Patrons enjoyed have a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America. The main purpose for the Hispanic Festival is to celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations. The Hispanicfest organization uses the funds raised to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students and underprivileged children.
By Pat Lindsey
Who knew that there were enough ponds, swimming pools, and gorgeous plants in Florissant to organize a tour of them? Saturday, June 22, marked the second annual tour sponsored by Old Town Partners, but turnout was down due to an unannounced shower. Those who went on the tour, however, enjoyed seven beautiful gardens in Old Town and went home with a goody bag full of discounts from local merchants.
9 of 11 CIEE Students Stayed in North County
(Special to the Independent News)
“It’s like going to Brazil or Germany without leaving home!” says Pat Weiss, host mother to Brazilian Raquel Visnevski and German Lara Busch. “I love it! We have two empty bedrooms. What a great way to share our American way of life and share our time. I also get to be ‘mom’ and Raquel and Lara bring us a ray of sunshine. It’s so much fun and very interesting. It’s a way to keep learning. I am so glad that my husband Tony and I said ‘yes’ to CIEE.”