China luncheon another big success for Girl Scouts
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Tables decorated in western, fall and pastel themes were among those filling the Zion Lutheran Church fellowship hall Saturday, as Girl Scout Troop #580 held its third annual China Luncheon.
Each of the 12 tables was filled with six guests, the Girl Scout and her hostess as they enjoyed the luncheon and entertainment. Nine of the tables were coordinated by the Scouts, while their mothers decorated three others.
Troop Leader Julie Ferguson said the China Luncheon’s intent is to teach manners and hosting techniques to the Girl Scouts, who are now fourth graders.
Since they were a bit older this year, Ferguson said the girls even helped cook the noon meal that included salad, lasagna, garlic bread and chocolate/strawberry dessert.
Each Girl Scout asked a hostess, who could not be her mother, to work with her to decorate their table around a theme they had chosen. Hostesses included family members and friends this year.
Proceeds from the ticket sales to the other six guests at the tables will be used to fund attendance at camps next year, Ferguson said.
Providing entertainment this year were the G-Quads+1, which includes Ethan Haarberg, Janessa Haarberg, Justus Wallin, Makenna Wallin and Aiden Wilkinson.
She said the girls are already excited about next year’s China Luncheon.
Here are the Girl Scouts (listed first), their hostesses and the theme of their table.
Kassidy Barrett and Marcy Pump—Moose.
Hayley Vitosh and Joyce Sedlacek—Pretty in pink.
Sydney Vetter and Lucille Bauerle—Cows.
Madison Elliott and Bree Bell—Reminiscing.
Stevie Baker and Phyllis Mock—Music and notes.
Whitney Hopp and Jana Pribbeno—Western/horses.
Emma Ferguson and Wilma Ferguson—Bountiful harvest.
Jade Harris and Deb Bopp—Apples.
Sara Oldaker and Sherri Wheeler—American Girl.
The other tables followed 4th of July, picnic and fall themes.