St. Mary’s, Ridgefield Girls Troop Help out at Merton Center

RIDGEFIELD – On Saturday morning on September 16, 2017, American Heritage Girls Troop CT6877 from St. Mary Parish in Ridgefield, CT celebrated the AHG National Day of Service by serving the clients at the St. Thomas Merton Center Soup Kitchen in Bridgeport, CT.

The hard-working young ladies arrived in Bridgeport ready to work at 7:30 am. They prepared center pieces, set tables, unstacked the chairs, made and distributed 140 goodie bags, led and sang grace, helped to serve condiments and socialized and played games with the clients.

“My favorite part was watching the people smile when we gave them the goodie bags” said Lyla Wolf, 7-year-old and 2nd year Tenderheart from St. Mary School. Riley Mitchell, 3rd year Tenderheart shared “My favorite part was playing games with them.”

American Heritage Girls is Troop CT6877 is chartered by St. Mary in Ridgefield, a Catholic Troop that provides a faith-based alternative to traditional girl scouting programs. Troop Coordinator, Jennifer Mitchell shared “Although we are a Catholic troop, you do not have to be Catholic to be a part of our troop, we welcome all girls interested in sharing our mission to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. In an increasingly secular world, American Heritage Girls provides girls with an opportunity to develop faith-friendships, service opportunities and come to see the beauty of the world in a Christ-centered environment.”

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