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March 31, 2013

Girls Scouts dinner slated for April 22

JOHNSTOWN — Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is set to celebrate another year of achievement.

The organization will hold its 36th annual Awards of Distinction dinner April 22 at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.

A general reception will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:45.

“We want people to know we are still here and out in the community making a difference and we want to celebrate that,” said Allison Burns, events manager with Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.

The awards program is the premier fundraising event for Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, with all proceeds going to support Girl Scout initiatives.

Once again, Joyce Murtha will serve as the honorary chairwoman of the event.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of Ohio’s 9th Congressional District will be the guest speaker. She is the longest-serving woman member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a former Girl Scout.

This year, the 2013 Community Service Award will be presented to Christine Cox, the regional sales director and community affairs liaison with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The award recognizes one outstanding member of the community who embodies the Girl Scout mission of courage, confidence and character and who strives to make the world a better place.

“She is a great advocate for the Johnstown community and a role model for our organization,” Burns said.

In addition, Catherine Clements, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, will receive the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, which recognizes youth who are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods.

Clements designed a playground at the Darlington Ball Field in Ligonier after writing and receiving a grant for nearly $8,000 to support the equipment and installation. She received her Girl Scout Gold Award for the project.

The dinner attracts around 240 people and is sold out every year.

“It shows that Scouting is alive and well in Johnstown and has touched many lives,” Burns said.

Tickets for the dinner are $125 per person and $225 for a pair. Reservations are required by April 18.

For more information, call 412-594-2210.

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