Thursday, October 11, 2012

Brownies' Donate Bake Sale Proceeds to Peace Candle

By Christina Georgiou 

Madison Walter, Emma Brown and Mary Elizabeth Soffera,
of Easton Brownie Troop 81117 present a check for $100 to
city officials to help pay for Easton Peace Candle renovations.

The Easton Peace Candle just got a $100 boost from three local Girl Scouts'.

Mary Elizabeth Soffera, Emma Brown and Madison Walter, all 8 and  members of Brownie Troop 81117, appeared before city council Wednesday evening and presented a check with the proceeds from the sales of home baked goods they'd made and sold to help with the candle's needed renovation.

The nine members of the Downtown-based Easton troop are all doing individual community service projects, and the three chose the Peace Candle for the beneficiary of their efforts, Mary Elizabeth said.

The check was accepted with applause from city officials.

This is not the first time Mary Elizabeth has raised funds in support of the largest non-wax candle in North America. Last year, she was the "Imperial Illuminator" and pulled the switch lighting the candle for the first time of the season after her grandfather, Ed Dietrich, won the annual eBay auction and gave her the privilege in honor of her fundraising, which he said she'd been doing for the last couple of years.

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