Local Girl Scout to Hold Food Allergy Expo
September 20th 2012 · 0 Comments
Whitesboro, N.Y. – Girl Scout Courtney Doxtader of Utica lives with food allergies every day. She is allergic to eggs, milk, all dairy products, and peanuts. Therefore when she started to think about what project she wanted to do to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, she chose the topic of food allergies, something that is near and dear to her heart. Her goal is to create awareness about food allergies for children and their parents.
Doxtader is holding a food allergy expo on October 6 from 12-3 p.m. at the Dunham Public Library’s Community Room, 76 Main Street in Whitesboro. The expo is free to attend. There will be informative allergy information, a kids’ reading corner, games, coloring, and players from the Utica College hockey team will be there for a meet and greet and to sign autographs. There will be a drawing for a pair of season tickets to see the Utica College hockey team as well.
The prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn. In order to earn the award, girls must demonstrate their leadership abilities, complete Journey activities, the essence of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and then spend at least 80 hours working on a Gold Award Take Action project that is meant to have sustainability within the community.
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