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Girl Scouts make scarecrows for Foster's Produce, collect clothes for kids in need

By KIRK BOXLEITNER
Arlington Times Reporter
October 23, 2013 · 11:33 PM
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The Girl Scouts of Service Unit 215 not only made scarecrows for Foster's Produce & Corn Maze on Sept. 28, but also collected clothes for the Arlington-based Kids' Kloset. / Courtesy photo.

ARLINGTON — The Girl Scouts of Service Unit 215 braved blustery winds to treat locals and visitors to the Arlington area to some seasonal fun.

According to Elise Simbeck, who serves as the PR coordinator for the Girl Scouts of Service Unit 215, more than 70 Girl Scouts helped the folks at Foster's Produce & Corn Maze prepare for their month-long Fall Pumpkin & Corn Maze Festival in October by arriving on Sept. 28 to build the scarecrows that now decorate the farm and attract attention from passing motorists on State Route 530.

"Girl Scouts of all ages joined creative forces to give each of the scarecrows its own personality," Simbeck said. "Cooperative learning is one of the processes in which the Girl Scout program helps the girls to develop leadership skills."

Simbeck reported that the Girl Scouts also collected an estimated 50 pieces of clothing, including eight winter jackets, 10 winter hats and 10 pairs of gloves, all of which were donated to the Arlington-based Kids' Kloset.

"I will definitely organize this event again next year," said Natalie Reed, community service coordinator for the Girl Scouts of Service Unit 215.

Foster's Produce & Corn Maze is located at 5818 State Route 530 NE in Arlington. For further details, log onto www.fosterscornmaze.com.

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