Roseville, Calif.- Harriet Antonides, resident of Eskaton Village in Roseville, turned 100 years old on April 5, 2010, and as a new member of Eskaton’s centenarian club, she will be participating in their “Thrill of a Lifetime” program by becoming a Girl Scout, which has been her lifelong dream.
“Harriet said she has always wanted to be a Girl Scout, but that it’s too late. I told her that I think the Girl Scouts might have something else to say about that.. The Thrill of a Lifetime program is about making the seemingly impossible happen in the later years of life,” said Lisa McCurdy, director of resident services at Eskaton Village Roseville.
To give Harriet the full Girl Scout experience, Girl Scouts from Girls Scouts Heart of Central California will put on a vintage Girl Scout uniform fashion show, demonstrate a Girl Scout color guard ceremony and hold an investiture ceremony, which officially welcomes a new Girl Scout and she is presented with her membership pin and sash.
Harriet and her great-granddaughter will both participate in the investiture ceremony and become official Girl Scouts.
“Girl Scouts is for every girl everywhere and has been building girls of courage, confidence and character for nearly 100 years, so it is only appropriate that Harriet become a Girl Scout at 100 years old,” said Sarah Sanford, director of membership for Girl Scouts Heart of Central California. “This event holds the essence of what Girl Scouts is all about; community service, inclusion and fun.”
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