Girl Scouts make a difference

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">The Girl Scouts, Troop Leaders and parents who helped raise &#36;868.62 for our &#34;Tree of Hope&#34; breast cancer fundraiser.</span></div>
November 7, 2008 12:44:47 PM PST
Some Girl Scouts are celebrating a big success in raising money to make a difference. Girl Scouts, troop leaders and parents raised $868.52 with their "Tree of Hope" and other efforts.

Representatives from each troop recently set up outside St. Joseph's Church on 30th Ave. between 43rd & 44th Street in Astoria handing out lemonade, chocolate baked goods, keychains and ribbons for donations.

The Astoria/ Long Island City Community and WABC-TV helped out in the cause.

One hundred percent of these proceeds will go to benefit Breast Cancer Research and The Hurricane Ike Relief/Amercan Red Cross.

The dedicated Girl Scouts and their Leaders include Troop #4008 (Leaders Anita Tomicich and Christina Barretta), Troop #4110 (Leaders Agnes Evangelista and Josephine Mazzara), Troop #4530 (Leaders Lisa Georgakopoulos, Dania Alarcon Vargas, Rose Dauge and Anna Moore Lafazanis), Troop #4181 (Leaders Pat Champion, Pam Lechram and Marijka Melnik).