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Town Square Celebration on Monday, March 12th

Girl Scouts from Sonoma enjoyed a fun evening in the downtown Plaza amphitheater for our Town Square Celebration of the 100th Birthday of Girl Scouting. Mayor Joanne Saunders was our featured guest and read a Proclamation from the City Council.  Along with some traditional Girl Scout songs, a candlelight ceremony preceded the countdown to 7:12pm (19:12 military time) with a Happy Birthday song to Girl Scouting.  A great event and lots of fun memories.

Our Service Unit Director tells the story of Juliette Low and the how Girl Scouts were started in 1912
Mayor Joanne Saunders reads the Proclamation naming this week “Girl Scout Week” in Sonoma
Sonoma Girl Scouts join in the candlelight ceremony and countdown to 7:12pm (19:12 military time).

After the event, many families went to the Black Bear Diner for a special Girl Scout dessert and continued the celebration.

Visiting with the Bear (dressed in Girl Scout uniform) at the Black Bear Diner after our celebration
Girl Scouts posing with the Black Bear
The Black Bear created a special Thin Mint Cookie Sundae just for Girl Scouts on Monday. It was delicious!

Special thanks to the City of Sonoma, Mayor Joanne Saunders, the entire Rank Family, and all the volunteers who helped with tonight’s program.  We also want to recognize the Black Bear Diner for hosting a special Dine & Donate all day, with a percentage of the proceeds going to Girl Scouting in Sonoma.   Happy 100th Birthday Girl Scouts!

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