(Victorville)- – Girl Scouts will illustrate that something old is something new to somebody somewhere when High Desert Troop 317 hosts its first Recycled Art Show at the Mall of Victor Valley this weekend. The public is encouraged to come by and vote on their favorite projects that registered Girl Scouts have crafted from entirely repurposed materials.
Artwork will be on display for public voting inside the mall near the interior entrance to JCPenny from 10 a.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday with prizes awarded for the projects earning the most public votes. The winners will receive American Express gift cards sponsored in part by the Mall of Victor Valley.
“Our troop was finding a lot of Girl Scout badges, community service projects and other activities that had to do with recycling, improving the environment, creating art and making the world a better place, so they decided to put on an event that combined all of them,” explained troop leader Charlene Engeron. “We hope the public will come out and support us by casting their votes for their favorite projects while they get a jump on their holiday shopping at the mall this weekend.”
The Mall of Victor Valley has forged a strong relationship with the local Girl Scouts. Last January several thousand cases of cookies were distributed in the mall parking lot to 100 troops in three hours at the inaugural Girl Scout Cookie Mega Drop.
“The Mall of Victor Valley seeks to truly be a member of the community,” said Vito Bello, Marketing Manager. “Partnering with groups that grow and support our youth is key the development of our community.”
Girl Scouts have been helping make the world a better place for nearly a century and will celebrate the organizations 100thanniversary in 2012. There are several girls in some areas of the High Desert still on waiting lists to join a troop because of the tremendous need for adult volunteer troop leaders. For more information contact the Victorville office at (760) 241-3558 or visit www.gssgc.org.