Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

By on May 27, 2012

Two local Girl Scouts, members of Spencerport Troop 60733, earned their Gold Awards, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Both girls are Seniors at Spencerport High School.

Melissa HolkoErika BuonemaniMelissa Holko designed and created a reflecting garden for the Aurora House, a hospice facility in Spencerport. Through donations from the Knights of Columbus and community members, Melissa was able to lead several groups of volunteers in the construction and installation of a patio and outdoor furniture, as well as the landscaping and creation of a garden around the patio. The garden and patio will provide a peaceful retreat for residents and visitors at the Aurora House.

Erika Buonemani led a team that created over 50 Doodle Bags that were donated to the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Using fabric donated by a local quilt shop, the Doodle Bags were sewn together by area quilters. Inside each bag were coloring books, crayons, a pencil pouch made by younger Scouts and other various art supplies. The Doodle Bag will be given to young patients to make their hospital stay a bit more pleasant.