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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 3:45 am

Ahwatukee Girl Scout troops are in the middle of preparations for hosting their own fashion fair event for the Ahwatukee public.

The fashion fair is aimed towards the Girl Scout’s completion of their community service, but also to bring Ahwatukee residents out for a day of entertainment.

The Girl Scouts also invited different local business vendors to provide their own informational tips.

For the fashion event, the 20 Girl Scouts were given the opportunity to shop at Justice in Ahwatukee to pick out what apparel they want to model, but will also be informing the audience on how to conserve on different natural resources and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

For instance, after the fashion show the Brownies will be passing out pamphlets, acquired from the Department of Health, to the crowd on how to limit the wasting of water usage such as turning the faucet off when not in use and wearing pajamas twice before washing.

“There’s so many things that we can do on a day-to-day basis to conserve water, and our girls have learned that 1 percent of water is actually drinkable,” said Karen Meinerz, co-leader of the Girl Scouts.

The Brownies will also be asking attendees to circle commitments they will complete to limit the amount of water usage.

“Every journey that we take during the Girl Scouts we have to do a community service project. Instead of going out to the community, we made the decision to bring the community to us, so by having this event the Brownies community service project is to create saving water awareness,” Meinerz said.

As the Juniors move up through the journey curriculum they become agents of change by reaching out to the community about a certain topic and will have their own table at the fashion show, spreading awareness on different healthy tips that can be taken.

Since the Juniors are considered agents of change, they will be educating the community on how to live a more healthier lifestyle and what types of food should be consumed, the importance of nutrition, and will be focusing on a core age target of first and fifth grade.

“It’s little things like that we can start to integrate at a young age and educate our peers on being healthy and safe,” Meinerz said.

The free Fashion Fair will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center, 4609 E. Ray Road.

Although the event is free, the Girl Scouts encourage attendees to bring an unwrapped toy that will be donated to the Kyrene Foundation.

For more information about the event, contact Mienerz at (480) 540-1282.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or dochoa@ahwatukee.com.

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