Foto Feature: Pelham Girl Scouts’ community day offered myriad ways to explore health, safety and wellness

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Pelham Girl Scouts. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

Pelham Girl Scouts hosted a free community day centered around health, safety and wellness on Saturday 3/11 that had hundreds of Pelhamites participating in various activities throughout the day!

This included-

-All day free trolley rides around town

-A community art project, cooking classes and a Pelham scavenger hunt at OLPH

-Service projects held at Pelham Country Club that included “birthday in a box,” a women’s toiletry drive and a book swap

-Project Community hosted guided talks about self awareness, anxiety and binge drinking at The Manor Club

-Basic 1st aid, CPR certification and Pelham Together’s home alone safety program (geared towards 5th-7th graders) were held at the Pelham Public Library

-Daranco Townhouse held multiple self defense classes, a therapeutic arts room by SEPTA and then an evening concert that featured The Dotted Half-Notes (an all county Girl Scout group), Eric Katz and Kassandra Hazelhurst

-Thrive held 3 different classes throughout the day

-The movie “Inside Out” was featured in the afternoon at The Pelham Picture House for all

-There was even a “pop up market” featuring Plastor Palace and some local teen entrepreneurs, AND a pop up cookie booth on 5th Ave!

As mentioned, this day was free for the community because of our partnership with some amazing local sponsors! (Banner attached)

Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette Troops -1561-2617-2132-1661-2371-1567 stepped up and ran many of these amazing events during the day! In Girl Scouts we strive to nurture our scouts leadership skills, and these troops are shining examples of that! Kudos to these young scouts and their leaders!

Speaking of leaders, let’s thank a few that put the LEAD in leaders and made this event a success!! Gabrielle Grimaldi, Jamie Porco Guglielmo, Jade-Snow Joachim, Laura Lopes Pascual, Courtney Donohoe, ToniLynn Catalanno, Alison Barker, Melissa Mulrooney Deighton, Natalie Marrero and MANY more that helped both behind the scenes and on the day of! Without our leaders, we wouldn’t have been able to pull something of this magnitude off.

This day wouldn’t be possible without the steadfast vision of Liselle Sakhrani. She poured her heart into making sure that the day was a success for all! What started as a few hours or programs, turned into an all day affair, complete with trolley rides! Liselle never wavered on her vision of health, safety and wellness for Pelham.

A special thank you to Pelham Girl Scouts Co Service Unit Managers Stephanie Otero and Catherine Fagbeyiro for continuing to grow Pelham Girl Scouts within the community.