Knox Area Girl Scout Troops Spread Cheer at Quarry Hill
In the lead-up to Christmas, area Girl Scouts have been extra busy spreading holiday cheer at Quarry Hill.
Residents Eleanor McClelland, Ruth Cole, and Hannah Williamson (pictured, from left) wasted no time diving into boxes’ worth of ceramic mugs donated by Knox County scouts. The girls, representing several troops, asked for mug donations during Rockland’s November 30 Festival of Lights, then dropped off the resulting collection at Quarry Hill. The gift gives a welcome boost to Quarry Hill’s effort to “go green” by encouraging folks who attend the community’s daily coffee hour to switch from paper cups to reusables. Guiding the helpful scouts was Quarry Hill physical therapy assistant and troop leader Bea Aex, in collaboration with Patty St. Claire, Patti Montana, and Dawn Gauthier of the Knox County Chapter of Girl Scouts of Maine.
Later that week, Daisy and Brownie scouts led a festive sing-along at the Anderson Inn, accompanied by Quarry Hill resident Mary C. on piano. Dressed in their holiday best, the five-to-eight-year-olds took residents on a musical sleigh ride from Jingle Bells to Rudolph to Frosty the Snowman. Afterward, the girls handed out Christmas tree ornaments they’d made and shared cookies and hot chocolate with their enchanted audience. The scouts’ visit was facilitated by Quarry Hill marketing director Denise Pease, who co-leads Appleton-based Troop 2002.