Two Girl Scouts use spring break to help animal shelter

Local eighth-graders Macy Randolph and Darby Brundage shop at Hy-Vee for products to donate to the local animal shelter. The pair are diligently working toward their Girl Scout Silver Award and have created posters and raised money to benefit the Jefferson City Animal Shelter.

Local eighth-graders Macy Randolph and Darby Brundage shop at Hy-Vee for products to donate to the local animal shelter. The pair are diligently working toward their Girl Scout Silver Award and have created posters and raised money to benefit the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. Photo by Julie Smith.

Spring break means different things to different people.

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Two local eighth-graders decided to spend their week-long spring break to help out the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, the beneficiary of the work that goes with earning their Girl Scout’s Silver Award.

Macy Randolph and Darby Brundage joined the organization as Daisies in first grade. The girls said they joined because that’s where all of their friends were. But over the years, they’ve have found more meaning in their activities.

“We earn patches and do work in our community for people who need help,” Randolph said, as she and Brundage walked dogs around the Miller Street Park on Thursday.

The girls spent three days at the shelter walking dogs, but also spent hours doing chores at home to earn money for supplies for the shelter, and making and hanging posters around town to encourage the community to adopt a pet or donate to the cause.

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