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It Takes a Village to Raise a Fence

posted Jul 30, 2011, 10:06 AM by web feat   [ updated Aug 3, 2011, 4:39 PM ]
 Last fall, six Girls Scouts from Troop No. 95109 decided to earn their Silver award by coordinating the installation of a backyard fence for the FPWC/IHN Day Center. After much planning, organizing and fundraising, a beautiful four-foot cedar fence was finally completed over the weekend of July 23-24. 

Many thanks and congratulations to Scouts Alexis, Angela, Corinna, Julia, Lauren and Shannon, as well as their leaders, Miss Angela and Miss Kim, for all the hard work that went into this project.

 But the girls could not just simply raise the money and install the fence themselves. The Silver Award is about leadership and organizing others, so they needed to recruit others to help with these activities. 

This included many volunteers (including 56 volunteers on Saturday and 26 on Sunday, who built the fence in sizzling hot temperatures), plus fundraisers and generous donors. So our deepest appreciation is also extended to:

 ShopRite of Greenwich; Everlasting Landscaping; Home Depot; A&S Fence; Kevin Thomsen; Oxford Pizzeria; Troop 94332; Readington Farms; Greg from Habitat for Humanity; Neighbors on 4th Ave. in Alpha; Jen Brunk; Samantha Levisay; Megan Ramsby; Brooke Slack; Holly Whitmore; Gino’s; Abilities; Cub Scout Pack 56; FPWC/IHN; Oxford 2nd Presbyterian Church; Alice Binger; Stewartsville Presbyterian Church; The Campbell Family; Girl Scout Troop 94270; Kaleigh Hacker; Pohatcong Warrior Little League (Midgets); Music by Jake & Shep; Kevin Thomsen; Laurie Devereaux; Girl Scout Brownie Troop 259; Masonic Lodge in Belvidere; Masonic Lodge in Mansfield; Action Maintenance Blue Ridge Lumber; The Smickle Family (Ray, Rheva, and grandchildren) of UPC Belvidere; The Bocchino Family; and GSHNJ and Service Unit 93.

 Many thanks to all 
who helped make this possible!