SOMERSET, NJ - During Tuesday night's council meeting, March was proclaimed Women's History month and Girl Scout Week was acknowledged. 

"The Township Council of the Township of Franklin, County of Somerset, New Jersey does hereby proclaim the Month of March 2018 as Women’s History Month," Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson said while reading the proclamation.  "And honors the theme 'Never the less she persisted' honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” by urging all citizens of the Township of Franklin to join in the numerous celebrations scheduled during the month."

Robinson reading proclamation she co-sponsored with Councilwoman At-Large Kimberly Francois:

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Family members and friends packed the council meeting to honor, special Girl Scout's in their lives during Girl Scout Week. National Girl Scout Week is March 11-17.

During the week girls across the nation, celebrate the power of what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). 

Scouts who earned their Gold Awards had the opportunity to tell attendees what they did for the community. According to the Girl Scouts website, the Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.

Lori Glynn 

Crohn's disease awareness:

Raised awareness of the impact of smoking: 

Arts in the community: 

Alzheimer awareness: 

Healthy eating: 

Arts for students with special needs: 

Mayor Phil Kramer discusses how he helped mentor a Gold Star Girl Scout:

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