Alabaster mayor honors local Girl Scouts

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Several local Girl Scouts earned the spotlight during the Sept. 25 Alabaster City Council meeting for giving back to their community while earning one of the highest scouting honors.

Alabaster Mayor Marty Handlon presented a proclamation during the meeting honoring members of Girl Scout Troop 654 for earning the Bronze Award for their actions over the past several months.

The proclamation recognized Sadie Currie, Nora Ellis, Kaylor and Karlyn Oden, Ella Southern, Janie Cate Grice, Abby Bess and Sierra Walsh for earning “one of the highest honors bestowed upon a Girl Scout.”

To earn their Bronze Awards, the scouts completed a service project to make a difference at the Oak Mountain Farm.

While working at the farm, the Girl Scouts made Christmas ornaments for the adopt-an-animal program, cleaned stalls, sidewalks, barns and farm yards, collected supplies, filled feed bags and brushed the animals.

In addition to individual copies of Handlon’s proclamation, the scouts also received challenge coins from the mayor.

“Know that we are cheering you on as you continue to do great things in your lives,” Handlon said.