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Washington Rock Girl Scouts
Celebrate 50th Year with
New Council Logo

WESTFIELD -- The turning of the calendars to 2007 signaled the start of Girl Scouts of Washington Rock Council’s 50th Anniversary Year as the council began its illustrious existence in 1957. In anticipation of the historic happening, GSWRC put a call out to current Girl Scouts interested in designing a logo to commemorate the occasion. The logo contest was held in late 2006 with the logo to use being selected in early December.

In excess of 50 girls of all ages from all across the council's 24 community jurisdiction took their best shot at designing a logo that would come to symbolize the 50th anniversary. After careful and thoughtful deliberations, the 50th anniversary committee, comprised of GSWRC staff members and community volunteers, settled on the design of Kaavya Krisha Kumar. A third-grade Brownie from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains community, Kaavya's design incorporates the traditional Girl Scout hand sign with the key phrases of the national mission statement in all three fingers.

As mentioned, GSWRC is in the midst of its 50th year of delivering the optimal Girl Scouting experience. The council currently serves over 11,000 girls and adults in 24 communities. Be sure to visit the online home of the council at www.westfieldnj.com/girlscouts.

Kaavya Krishna Kumar (left) is pictured with Girl Scouts of Washington Rock CEO Donna M. Dolce. A member of Brownie Troop 82, Kaavya is holding her logo design that will commemorate GSWRC’s 50th anniversary. Her design was selected from over 50 entries.

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Highland Park, NJ 08904

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They say "Crime doesn't pay" which is true, but you have to wonder why these inept would-be criminals even tried!

Like the man attempting to hold-up a bank and wrote the stick-up note on the back of HIS OWN deposit slip.

Or how about the couple on a nationally-syndicated court show that questioned the victim in the courtroom: : 
"Well, If you knew we were liars and thieves, why did you trust us with your property?"

Or the guy went into the bank, handed a teller a stickup note, only to be told to wait for the next available teller, which he did patiently-stocking mask and all-until the police called his number and let him away in handcuffs.

Or the color-blind counterfeiter who made BOTH sides of the bogus bills the same color?

and our personal favorite...the man who broke free from police and led them on a 30 block chase through the city streets.  When the suspect came to a dead-end he scaled the tall fence...only to find he had just climbed the fence INTO the County Jail!

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Woodbridge Twp. Schools Create
Valentine Cards for Woodbridge Seniors

 Stand for Children, Woodbridge is celebrating five years of giving Valentine cards to the residents of Woodbridge Township’s senior housing towers.

Realizing that some Township seniors don’t have contact during the many holidays throughout the year is what prompted Helen Evans, President of Stand for Children, Woodbridge to create a Valentine card program through 21 of the Township’s schools.

Each year, Woodbridge Township students, grades 1st through 8th, create over 800 cards to be delivered to the senior citizens that reside in the six Towers overseen by the Woodbridge Housing Authority, including: Stern, Adams, Finn, Cooper, Olsen and Griener Towers. In the past, the children have created cards in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Some of the cards are mechanical, while other cards are covered in glitter; each card is made to make some one smile. The children inscribe the cards with inspirational thoughts and phrases to spread a message of love, and to remind the seniors that they have not been forgotten. Watching the children construct cards for people that they have never met gives you a sense of the love that the children pour into making them.

"Seeing all of these wonderful works of art is like being in an art gallery,” said Helen. “We are really looking forward to seeing the children’s work this year.”

On February 9, 2007, all of the cards will be delivered to Jennifer Kaden of the Woodbridge Housing Authority. She will distribute them to the lobbies of each building. The cards are then left in the lobby for everyone to enjoy and then select a Valentine card for themselves.

“What an unselfish thing to do in spreading kindness to some one who may be lonely or forgotten,” said Helen.

For more information about the Senior Valentine Program, please contact Helen Evans, President, Stand for Children, 732.326.0326, or Vincent Soccadato, Supervisor of Social Studies and World Language of the Woodbridge Township Board of Education, 732.602.8556.

Stand For Children, Woodbridge was founded in 1998 to increase public awareness about the needs of children, and to encourage individuals to make a difference in the life of a child starting within their own community. The Woodbridge chapter is recognized in the local community for creating lasting programs that promote awareness of the obstacles children face living in foster care, and domestic violence shelters. A national membership organization, Stand For Children enables everyday people to join together in a strong, effective voice to win concrete changes for children.

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