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Fourth-graders from Girl Scout Troop 694 at St. Jerome and Lake Schools in Walbridge recently spent an afternoon planting at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg Center.

The girls held a car wash May 17 to earn the money to purchase the nine flats of flowers, green beans and peppers, which they planted on the hospice grounds. “It is so great to see the girls put so much energy into something that is for someone else,” said troop leader Carol Matus. Co-leader Holly Walsh added, “It is part of the Girl Scout mission to perform community service. I am not sure if there is a badge for it – I will have to check!”

The troop members voted to “adopt” Hospice of Northwest Ohio this year as the recipient of all of their community service. “Most of the girls knew someone who benefited from the services of Hospice of Northwest Ohio – a neighbor or relative – and they wanted to give something back.”

Other projects this year included handmade Halloween placemats for the patient food trays at the Perrysburg Hospice Center and giant handmade snowflakes to decorate the center during the winter.

Hospice of Northwest Ohio cares for terminally ill people of all ages, with any end-stage illness---either in their own homes, in nursing homes or at one of its two specially designed hospice centers.

For more information about Hospice of Northwest Ohio, visit




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