WESTFIELD-The kitchen at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church will soon be filled with the aromas of homemade pies as one Westfield Technical Academy student continues her mission of raising funds for a Girl Scout Gold Award project.
“Family members and some of my friends will help make pies for a pie sale that will support my efforts of raising funds for new water fountains at my school,” said Morgan O’Connor, an Ambassador Girl Scout from Westfield Troop 40222.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor that can be earned in Girl Scouting. O’Connor’s project involves sharing information about the health benefits of water and the detrimental impact of disposable water bottles.
“The new water fountains will have improved filtering and provide a water bottle re-filling feature,” said O’Connor.
O’Connor has been relentless in fundraisers to ensure she meets her $6,000 goal.
“I am a little over one-third of the way to my financial goal,” she said.
Orders are now being taken for fresh, homemade pies which will be ready for the holiday season. Pies, priced at $15 each, include apple, pumpkin, and tomato mincemeat.
Pie orders will be taken until Nov. 11, and frozen pies will be ready for pick up on Nov. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at the church on Holyoke Road. Pies must be paid in full and checks can be made out to GSCWM-Troop 40222 and mailed to the church, or to GSCWM-Troop 40222, P.O. Box 2266, Westfield, MA 01086.
For more information, contact O’Connor via email at [email protected]
“My project will have a lasting impact on my school and the environment,” said O’Connor. “Disposable plastic water bottles are a major contributor to the destruction of our ecosystem. More than 38 billion water bottles end up in the landfill each year. This project will hopefully bring awareness of that, and people will recycle more and avoid using them, starting with the Westfield Technical Academy community.”