Girl Scouts serve the love

News photo by Emily Thiel Girl Scouts from Troop 11022 (left to right) Rylan Ruth, 11; Brooke Myers, 11; Emily Kohn, 11; Rebekah Nester, 11; Marley Yambor, 11; Katharyne Hendricks, 11 and Cheyenne Fair, 10 warm up their vocals before singing holiday carols at the Birdsboro Community Center.

Area Girl Scouts realize the importance of giving back for the holidays -- and they’ve done just that.

Girls from around 30 different troops, in the Daniel Boone region, volunteered their time and hosted the Birdsboro Community Meal on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

“It feels good to give back to the community,” Josie Reinhardt, Troop 1037, said. “I love helping people -- it makes me feel good.”

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Girl Scouts serve the Christmas meal annually; this year was the third year they have done so.

Through LoveINC, a community table is held at the Birdsboro Community Center every other Tuesday throughout the year.

Each Tuesday, a different organization volunteers to serve the meal.

Around 200 people came out for the holiday meal this year. All of the food is used; seconds and take-home containers are encouraged.

If there are leftovers, they are donated to a shelter in Pottstown.

“It’s a good service project for the girls,” Wendy Yambor, assistant leader of Troop 11022, said. “They help serve [the dinner] and see the good they are doing.”

Troops sang holiday carols and passed out home made Christmas ornaments.

“It feels good to help people in the community that need it,” Kelsey Decker, Troop 1543, said.

The Girl Scouts recognize the holiday season as the time to spread the love, give back and help others.

About the Author

Emily Thiel

Emily Thiel is the editor of The Southern Berks News and is the Community Engagement Editor for Berks-Mont Newspapers. Emily joined Berks-Mont in March 2013. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2011 with a degree in English with a concentration in Cultural and Media Studies. Emily is a native of Allentown, Pa. Reach the author at ethiel@berksmontnews.com or follow Emily on Twitter: @sthrnberksnews.