McDonald Scouts honored for community service

McDONALD — Members of Girl Scout Troop 80172 were recognized with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their various service projects in the village and in Trumbull County.

The award recognized their volunteer service for work done in 2016.

As a result of the award from former President Barrack Obama, local, state and national elected officials presented the group with citations of achievement.

State senators Joe Schiavoni and Sean O’Brien, State Rep. Glenn Holmes and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan joined McDonald Mayor Glenn ”Marty” Puckett in recognizing the troop with citation certificates.

”The Scouts have put in a lot of time helping in so many ways in the community,” Puckett said.

Troop leaders Jenna Evans and Jaclyn Kuntz said the scouts were excited to take part in a variety of activities that included cleaning up the park, collecting school supplies, collecting kitty litter for the Animal Welfare League, made pies to give to people in the community and police and fire departments, and made Christmas cards for senior shut-ins.

The Scouts also did volunteer hours at the Animal Welfare League and helped and held a fundraiser for an eighth-grader Analise Booth, who was battling cancer.