MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Girl Scouts held their annual Holiday Fair last month at the Mahopac Middle School.  Several hundred Mahopac families attended.

The fair feature 10 troops offering pre-made baked goods and crafts for sale, gingerbread-house decorating, ornament-making, jewelry-making, games, a make-your-own hot cocoa bar, food concession and “sweet shoppe” table. Santa even made an appearance! 

Troop 1140 collected unwrapped toys for the Woman’s Resource Center, and Troop 1140 collected cozy socks and throw blankets for their Bronze Award, making bedtime bags.

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Gabrielle Lama of Troop 2021 was on hand to talk about the butterfly garden she created for her Gold Award project.

This annual event has been taking place in the community for over 20 years and is the biggest fundraiser for the Mahopac Girl Scouts. The money raised goes toward the Mahopac Girl Scout Community Fund, which offers programs throughout the year for Mahopac Girl Scouts, such as first aid, financial planning and babysitting classes. The funds also offset the costs of community camping, and senior scholarships.

Scout leaders praised the 35 Mahopac businesses that donated gift certificates for raffle prizes. 

“With their support, they are helping our service unit raise the money to continue offering Girl Scout programming,” said Liz Gagnon, Mahopac Girl Scouts co-service unit leader, who worked alongside co-service unit leader Ana Horvath, and with Stacy Brigante to create a wonderful family event of love, kindness and holiday cheer.