Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut will be celebrating 100 years in style at the Girl Scout 100th Jubilee at the Durham Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Jubilee features a variety of events for the whole family to enjoy, such as climbing walls and obstacle courses, interactive displays, face painting, singing, touch-a-truck area, and much more! Tickets are $25 and parking is free.
Guest performances include singer and songwriter Nicole Frechette from southern Connecticut, Magician Peter Boie, country singer and former Connecticut Girl Scout Veronica Ballestrini, and “edutainers” Steve Elci & Friends.
At 11:00 a.m., an official opening ceremony will be held featuring Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Jennifer Smith Turner, GSOFCT Board President Teresa C. Younger, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s honorary spokesperson for the 100th Anniversary.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Girl Scout 100th Jubilee,” Wyman said. “It’s great to be a part of a community event that celebrates Girl Scouting across the state of Connecticut while recognizing the organization’s rich history and tradition.”
“The Girl Scout 100th Jubilee is a chance for all us to reflect on how far Girl Scouting has come over 100 years and to look to our future,” Turner said. “Those who attend our Jubilee are getting the chance of a lifetime to see what our girls are capable of doing and what they plan for the future. But it’s also a chance to sing, make new friends, and have a lot of fun!”
The Girl Scout 100th Jubilee is generously supported by Title Sponsor, First Niagara; Event Sponsor, Webster Bank; and Silver Sponsor, Client Server Technology, Inc. The 100th Anniversary year’s mission sponsor is Travelers, Inc.
For information about tickets and directions to the Jubilee, visit www.gsofct.org.