Thursday, August 25, 2011

Girl Scouts Host Sixth Annual Girlapalooza

The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) and Lt. Colonel Don Groom will host the sixth annual Girlapalooza: Girl Scouting, It’s a Community Thing on Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the McFarland Mall in the old Sticks ‘N Stuff location.

This FREE family event will include live entertainment by the Alabama Blues Project Band, Carroline Shines and Urban Theater League. Kip Tyner, TV personality and Tuscaloosa Councilman, will be the guest speaker. Other activities include moonwalks, face painting, train rides and Games 2 U mobile unit. Concessions are available for purchase from the BBQ Man and Kona Ice.

During this event GSNCA will collect new or gently used coats for its “Coat with Love” drive. All donations will be given to Temporary Emergency Services to disperse to the West Alabama tornado survivors. Georgia Troop 1616 will join GSNCA for Girlapalooza and will bring with them school supplies to share with schools affected by the April tornadoes.

Special thanks to Stan Pate of Pate Holdings for his generous donation of McFarland Mall for our venue. Other participating organizations include: Child Abuse Prevention Service, Barnes YMCA, Bama Extreme Cheer, Turning Point, Kid One Transport, Tuscaloosa Police Department, Big Brothers Big Sisters, “Sparky” the Fire Dog, Arts ‘n Autism, Parenting Assistance Line and Whatley Health Services Mobile Unit. Businesses or organizations can register to set up a FREE booth during the event to provide information about their group and give out promotional items.

For more information about Girlapalooza and becoming a sponsor contact Rosa Johnson at (800) 734-4541 ext. 1423 or email