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Girl Scouts of Hardin County held their first Olympic event at the gazebo of the Hardin County Fair on Thursday.
The first event was the Javelin Throw. They used two large straws taped end to end for their Javelin. Winners of that event were: 1st Elizabeth Brown-Troop 20301, 2nd Zamaya Wilkins-Troop 20315, 3rd Kitana Clark-Troop 20388.
The next event was the Hammer Throw. For that event they used a lunch size paper bag filled with crumpled newspaper and tied with string. Winners of this event were: 1st Lela Yoder- Troop 20388, 2nd Allison Moore_Troop 20301, 3rd Madison Grappy-Troop 20300.
For the third event , the Discus, two paper plates were taped together and thrown. Winners were: 1st Caylie London-Troop 20315, 2nd Allison Moore-Troop 20301, 3rd Katherine Moore- Troop 20301.
The fourth event was the Shot Put. This consisted of crumpled foil to form a ball the size of a softball. Winners were: 1st Alexus Clark-Troop 20388, 2nd Melanie Butterfield-Troop 20301, 3rd Katherine Moore-Troop 20301.
The final event was a Crab Crawl. This was the most difficult event but the winners were: 1st Madison Grappy-Troop 20300, 2nd Elizabeth Brown-Troop 20301, 3rd Emily Brown-Troop 20301.
Each winner received a special medallion in honor of the 100th Birthday of Girl Scouting. The medallions were sponsored by Soroptimist International, Kenton/Hardin County. Since the event was such a success, the Girl Scouts are planning to expand it next year to include non-Girl Scouts visiting the fair.The girls wish to thank the Soroptimist Club for their support this year. It was greatly appreciated.
The event was organized by Shirley Green, Director of the Girl Scout program at the fair, with the help of Whitney Fox and Jamie Harp.