BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Thank you -- no one can hear that enough, especially as everyone deals with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Late last year, Sue Leahey, leader of Girl Scout Troop 40538, proposed a “Thank You” letter writing project for her troop.

Members of her troop and others in the area signed up to write a minimum of 10 Thank You letters to one or more of the following groups in town: Police Department; Fire Dept; Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad; four local grocery stores; 16 local restaurants; two local drug stores; teachers and staff members at Governor Livingston High School, Columbia Middle School, Woodruff, Hughes and Mountain Park Elementary schools and Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center; the Post Office; Autumn Lake Staff; Tailor’s Wife/Adam’s Clothing, the mask making task force; local gas stations; Runnels Rehab Center, and Department of Public Works employees. 

Once all the letters were written, the Scouts delivered them from November 13–16. More than 200 letters were written and delivered to spread their gratitude to the workers who helped keep their town going during the pandemic.  

It was a rewarding project for the girls because they like to give back to their community and the recipients were grateful to receive them and at least one group, from the Post Office, sent back a “Thank You” note to the Girl Scouts.