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Girl Scouts to Hand Make 100,000 Greeting Cards
For Every Resident of Every Nursing Home in Texas
Media Advisory

WHO:                   Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, with over 50,000 girl members, will host Girl Scout Day at Six Flags Astroworld, where Girl Scouts in attendance will make, by hand, 'Thinking of You' Cards for EVERY RESIDENT OF EVERY NURSING HOME IN TEXAS!!!! Tables will be set up just outside the front gate for Girl Scouts to make and deliver cards. Six Flags Astroworld will be closed to the general public to give Girl Scouts a day of fun with friends and family.
WHAT: This is the kick-off event for Girl Scouts across the state of Texas to participate in the Adopt-A-Nursing Home Program. According TDHS Director of Volunteer and Community Services Sharon Zambrzycki, nearly 60% of all nursing home residents do not receive visitors, let alone handmade cards. Imagine the smiles and happy tears these cards will bring to so many faces. A Girl Scout tradition in the Council, Girl Scout Day at Six Flags Astroworld is a day to learn about Girl Scout History with special exhibits, view performances from the Green Starlettes, the official council drill team, and Kids On the Block, special life-sized puppets that promote and teach diversity and pluralism, and VIRTUALLY NO WAIT FOR THEIR FAVORITE RIDES!!!
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2001
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. IS THE BEST TIME FOR THIS PHOTO OP
WHERE: Six Flags Astroworld, Right Outside Main Gates
WHY: Community Service is one of the hallmarks of Girl Scouting, and has been since the
organization's founding in 1912. The mission statement of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council: The premier organization for all girls---building character, values and skills for a lifetime.


GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council l Brand Management & Fund Development Department
3110 Southwest Freeway
l Houston, TX 77098