Bob Dye, former principal of Harborview Elementary School in Juneau, puckers up to kiss Nort the pig. Each year Dye would make a promise to do something wild if the students read a certain number of books. In this 2001 photo, it was 5,000 books.
Comprised of girls that attend the Juneau Community Charter School, Gastineau and Harborview Elementary Schools, along with home-schooled families, Girl Scout Troop 4036 recently achieved their year-long goal of a three-day outing to Whitehorse, Canada. To achieve this goal, the girls sold nuts and cookies, performed holiday songs at public events, delivered singing valentines, and sang for tourists on the cruise ship docks. The troop also received generous donations from Hecla/Greens Creek Mine, IBEW (Juneau Chapter - Local 1547), Fred Meyer, and Super Bear Supermarket. The girls would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the businesses and organizations that made this trip (that included horse back riding, a visit to a dog sled yard and exercising puppies) possible. Thank you from troop 4036!
Story last updated at 8/7/2013 - 4:40 pm
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