Pleasanton Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - June 3, 2011

Of Note

Girl Scout Bridging on the Golden Gate

Pleasanton's Troop 30191 were among the 5,000 participants at the 2011 Girl Scout Golden Gate Bridging event held May 7 when girls from 12 states walked across the Golden Gate Bridge to symbolize their "bridging" from one level of Girl Scouts to another. Troop 30191, which has been together since kindergarten at Vintage Hills Elementary and is now finishing sixth grade at Pleasanton Middle School, participated to celebrate their bridge from Junior to Cadette Girl Scouts.

After walking across the bridge they traded "swaps" (small items made to symbolize the event) with girls from many different troops and participated in activities sponsored by the Girl Scouts at Crissy Field. Troop 30191 members are (front row, l-r) Shayne Estill, Emily Twisselmann, Chloe Wohlenberg, (back) Melissa Simonds, Leah Beckman and Emily Benson.

Ready for summer reading

Staff from the Pleasanton Public Library is gearing up for "A Summer Reading Odyssey," the 2011 summer reading game that runs June 11 through Aug. 6. Currently staff is recruiting students entering grades 6-9 to train as Kid Power volunteers to help explain and run the program, which includes a library scavenger hunt. For more information, call the Children's Desk at 931-3400, ext. 8, pick up a flier at the library, or visit


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