According to English poet Robert Southey, girls are made of "sugar and spice, and all that's nice." But what he failed to mention is what they do with all that zest.
This Saturday, Brad, Steven and I all headed down to the Qwest Field Events Center for Girlfest, a celebration of girlhood put on by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. While there, we armed parents with child ID kits and raffled away memberships to the Sounders FC Junior Alliance.
However this event was more than just smiles and soccer scarves. From interacting with miniature horses and rock climbing, to karaoke and face painting, girls could do just about anything at GirlFest. But at the heart of this event is the goal of showing girls the various careers and resources available in their community.
"It's a great event," said Rebecca, a mother who stopped by the booth. "You've got to love what it does - it empowers girls to follow their dreams." Rebecca's daughter was one of the lucky girls to receive membership into the Sounders Junior Alliance. How's that for empowerment?!
The Sounders Junior Alliance has another girl joining the ranks!
If you missed Girlfest, don't worry, it will be back next year. In the meantime, though, you can catch us this weekend at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days. We'll be riding in the parade and making some wine charms for all you "Walla Walla Wine Wine Women Women."