Girl Scouts will host annual fall festival

Published 12:30 pm Friday, October 22, 2021

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Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians invites members and those interested in getting involved with the organization to its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 30. Attendees will enjoy activities, honor the legacy of the Girl Scouts founder and connect with leaders of the Appalachian Highlands Region.
“We are excited to welcome Girl Scouts and those interested in joining to one of our favorite events of the year,” said Sandi Blalock, director of the Appalachian Highlands Region. “The event will transport attendees to the wonderful world of Oz, where they’ll celebrate the birthday of our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, and learn more about our organization.”
The Fall Festival, which is free and open to the public, is Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Girl Scout Leadership Center of Appalachian Highlands located at 1100 Woodland Ave., Johnson City. Registration is not required. Girl Scouts are encouraged to bring a friend to introduce to the world of Girl Scouts.
To commemorate the legacy of Low, who was born on Oct. 31, 1860, attendees are encouraged to bring packaged cake mix, frosting, cupcake liners and birthday candles for birthday bags, which will be donated to a local food bank. Characters from “The Wizard of Oz” will host games and crafts at the event.
The Girl Scout shop will be open and any girl customer who comes in costume to the shop will receive a one-of-a-kind patch while supplies last. Troops will hand out candy at a Trunk or Treat in the parking lot.
The Fall Festival will be indoors and outside. Face masks must be worn inside the building and when attendees cannot maintain proper social distance outside.
“We encourage current and future Girl Scouts to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about our founder and meet others interested in our mission,” Blalock said. “I know Juliette would be proud to see how far we’ve come and the positive impact she has made in so many girls’ lives.”

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