FANWOOD, NJ -- Girl Scout Kaavya Krishna-Kumar has brought some beauty to downtown Fanwood by decorating planters along South Ave. with intricate mosaics. She found local sponsors to purchase the planters, which she decorated over a period of weeks using designs from friends.
Mayor Colleen Mahr recently joined several of sponsors at the dedication of six hand-decorated planters made by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School student for her Girl Scout Gold Project.
Kaavya decorated the planters with mosaic tiles, a process that took a number of weeks and was supported by local sponsors who purchased materials and the planters themselves. They can be seen along South Ave. in front of the Fanwood train station.
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The prestigious award challenges girls to change the world through a project that benefits the community both short- and long-term. A Gold Award project follows seven steps:
- Identify an issue
- Investigate it thoroughly
- Get help and build your team
- Create a plan
- Present plan and gather feedback
- Take action
- Educate and inspire.
Sponsors of the Fanwood planters included Coldwell Banker, Ivy Educational Services, Home Depot , K9 Resorts, and the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club. Kaavya Krishna-Kumar will be a high school senior in September.