Shrewsbury and Grafton Girl Scouts deliver sweet treats to veterans and active-duty soldiers

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter

Shrewsbury and Grafton Girl Scouts deliver sweet treats to veterans and active-duty soldiers
(l to r) Shrewsbury Girl Scouts Jessica Minton and Rachel Harvie load boxes of Halloween candy into the car for delivery.

Shrewsbury – The calendar tells us that it is December but the Shrewsbury and Grafton Girl Scouts have reason to celebrate the success of their candy drive that took place during the weeks following Halloween.

Shrewsbury Girl Scouts Jessica Minton and Rachel Harvie assisted in the distribution of 24 boxes between Nov. 18-25 to local veterans’ groups Veterans Inc., Project New Hope and Boros Cares 4 Troops (BC4T.) 

Harvie shared, “It felt good to be dropping off the candy, because I knew that it would make the people who were receiving it very happy.”

“I was very proud that we were able to bring some smiles to some faces of our veterans,” reflected Grafton Girl Scouts Service Unit Manager Amy Marr.

The scouts recently received a letter of thanks from William Callaghan, senior vice commander of the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough, who accepted a delivery on behalf of BC4T.

Shrewsbury and Grafton Girl Scouts deliver sweet treats to veterans and active-duty soldiers
(l to r) William Callaghan virtually fist pumps Shrewsbury Girl Scouts Rachel Harvie, Jessica Minton and Girl Scout leader Patty Minton

He noted he was amazed at the amount of candy delivered and praised the girls’ efforts and said that their gift and hard work “became an immediate hit.”

Callaghan added that they were able to add candy to their Thanksgiving and Food for Vets projects and in packages to be sent to active-duty ‘warriors.”

“Receiving a package from someone you haven’t met. The thought that someone really cares.  A note that simply says, ‘From the Girl Scouts of Grafton and Shrewsbury, Mass.,’” Callaghan wrote. “You have done a great service and will bring a smile to veterans here and combat stations all over the world.”

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