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ALBANY, NY (08/21/2012)(readMedia)– Alumnae, friends and fans of Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York are invited to celebrate its iconic history at the organization’s 100th anniversary festivities, “Journey of a Lifetime: A Celebration of 100 Years” to be held Friday, September 14, 2012 from 6:30pm-10:30pm at The National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY. Sophie Clarke, winner of CBS’s “Survivor-South Pacific” and a former Gold Award-achieving Girl Scout in the council, will be the honored guest. The celebration includes stationed dinner fare, Girl Scout cookie-themed drinks and desserts, silent auction, dancing, and creative sampling of favorite Girl Scout activities of the past and program innovations of today. Attire is dressy casual with a splash of green. Tickets are $100/person or tables of 8 for $800. All proceeds will support the development and underwriting of thematic leadership programs for girls through Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York. Reservations can be made online at gsneny100.org, by calling (518) 563-1560 x 305; or emailing alumnae@gsneny.org. For those who cannot attend the event but who would like to support the work of Girl Scouts, donations can be made at gsneny.org directed to program development for girls, membership outreach/financial aid and volunteer support, or advocacy programs. Special thanks to 100th Anniversary event sponsors: KeyBank, Columbia Development Companies, Hoffman Development Corporation, Colonie Chamber of Commerce, Hannoush Jewelers, CT Male Associates, EJP Inc., and News10 ABC.

Sophie Clarke: “I endured heat, hunger and being isolated in the wilderness. None of those things could bring me down. My Girl Scout experience taught me to have confidence in myself. I gained a deep appreciation for nature during outdoor and camping trips with the Girl Scouts. As a Girl Scout and ‘Survivor’ winner, I know that I can do anything I set my mind to do, including medical school.”

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