Girl Scouts participate in 100th Anniversary Art Contest
at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Girl Scouts Louisiana East, in partnership with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, recently honored its winners of their 100th Anniversary Art Contest at a reception at the museum. Girl Scouts, divided into three age categories, entered artwork, with the following themes - what it means to be a Girl Scout today, or to reflect on the 100 years of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts is celebrating its 100th anniversary on March 12, 2012.
Among the winners, who were judged by a panel of Ogden professionals, was Kenner Girl Scout Brownie Grace B., whose Girl Scout Glitter Faces received Best of Show. Other winners in the age 5 to 8 category, included Abby K., Mandeville; Vivian B., New Orleans; Sydney O., Des Allemands; Kayla L., Luling; Sidney H., Destrehan; Olivia C., Luling; Ava F., Luling; Gabrielle F., Luling; Kate G., New Orleans.
Winners in the age 9-12 category were: Maddie P., Metairie; Emma B., New Orleans; Elise L., New Orleans; Marley A., Metairie; Marigny L., New Orleans; Lucy K., New Orleans; Mary P., Metairie; Kayley H., New Orleans; Keylee W., Luling; Grace W, New Orleans.
The winner in the age 13-17 category was Cora Catherine B., Baton Rouge.
The art contest is just one of the 100th Anniversary celebrations occurring in southeast Lousiana. The award-winning artwork will be displayed at the GSLE Centennial Extravaganza on Saturday, March 17, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a carnival of rides continuing to 9 p.m. Cost is $8 per person if purchased by March 2, $10 at the door. Children under 3 and adults, 70 and older, will be admitted free. A $5 carnival riding bracelet is available on site for unlimited riding. Girl and adult volunteers helping with the event will receive discounted event pricing and a free patch.
Hands-on activities, demonstrations, a sing-along, and a Year of the Girl panel with women
community leaders discussing female leadership, are just a few of day’s activities. Designed specifically to appeal to today’s Girl Scouts, activities include science, robotics, the arts, health and fitness, and more. Both a historic exhibit showcasing Girl Scouts’ 100 years and an area featuring the international sisterhood of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides are being created by volunteers. Extravaganza participants will also hold an item drive to benefit two Children’s Miracle Network beneficiaries, Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge.
Tickets for the Extravaganza are for sale in the Girl Scout council shops at 841 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, and 545 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge, or online at www.gsle.org. For additional information, please contact Shipp at 800-644-7571, ext. 2243.
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