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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Rockville Centre Girl Scouts spread holiday cheer to Long Beach
Courtesy Alanna Devine Bender
The Girl Scouts of Rockville Centre Troop 843 put together stockings for Long Beach Elementary School students. Pictured from left to right are: (top row) Hannah Behar, Tori Genco, Ali McWalters, Devin McCArthy, Megan Sullivan, Shannon Bender, Brooke Brown. (Middle Row) Marisa Marzolini, Meghan Cappitelli.  Bottom Row: Melissa Aliotta, Alexa Sitterly, Elizabeth Vaupel, Casey Bender, Isabella Zangari.  Not Pictured in Troop 843 are: Olivia Rodriguez, Lauren Thomas, Nicole Graziano, Sarah Quilty, Camryn Curnuck, Caroline Ditchik. 

The scouts of Rockville Centre Girl Scouts Troop 843 brought and filled stockings for Long Beach West Elementary School students on Dec. 19.

The troop sold crafts and magnets at the recent Rockville Centre Recreation Center Craft Fair to raise money for the stockings.

The girls also made flyers and dropped off bags at neighbors’ homes asking for donations. They enlisted the help of the RVC Girl Scout Association to spread the word about the stocking drive and for donations.

Troop 843 was able to collect enough donations to fill 375 Christmas and Hanukkah stockings, which were driven to Long Beach West Elementary School on Tuesday.  

Other RVC Girl Scout troops and The Best Buddies & Center Stage clubs from South Side Middle School and South Side High School were filling more stockings for Long Beach East Elementary School and collecting toys for both elementary schools.

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