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9/3/2013 11:11:00 AM
Mantorville City Council Girl Scouts visit Council
Paint the Town Orange Promote Kindness First week in October
"... Instead of focusing on the negative aspect of bullying, we as Girl Scouts would like to focus on spreading Kindness throughout our community in the hopes of putting an end to bullying.

...We are asking for your help in making this happen. We have made orange t-shirts to sell within the community so we can "Paint the Town Orange" and spread the thought of kindness throughout the community (orange is the anti-bullying color).

... In addition, we would also ask that during the first week of October, you promote kindness through your business as well. Some ideas would be to decorate your storefront with orange, print customer handouts on orange paper, give patrons who wear their orange t-shirt a discount or just pay each person you see walk through your door with an extra compliment to lift their spirits. It is our hope that we can put an end to bullying at all ages and walks of life."

For more information, or to purchase a t-shirt, contact eighth grade Cadette Troop leader Chris Lannin, 507-993-0380. Or go to

Dressed in bright orange T-shirts, five Girl Scouts and their troop leaders visited the Mantorville city council meeting Aug 26, 2013. The girls are part of a larger group seeking to "Paint the Town (Kasson and Mantorville) Orange," to encourage residents to participate in a kindness campaign the first week in October.

The scouts at the meeting were Abby Smith, Savannah Wiener, Danielle Kremer, Rachel Tuma, and Nicki Drew. Their troop leaders, Ann Tuma and Wendy Smith and the girls are from the fifth grade Junior Girl Scout Troop.

The troops participating in the project will be tying orange ribbons on trees in the two towns - the color that symbolizes anti-bullying - as one of the many activities associated with the campaign. They will also be selling orange T-shirts at Marigold Days and at other places.

The troops have been working with the Community Against Bullying Organization from Austin. The crusade hopes spreading kindness will help end bullying.

The council members approved the request to place the ribbons.

In other business, the council approved:

• The bid from Swenke Contracting to replace the riprap downriver from the dam.

• Extending the Mantorville Saloon's liquor license for the annual firefighters' dance.

• Closing part of Fifth Street East in front of the fire hall for the dance.

The council also discussed insurance coverage for the Marigold Days celebration, which is paid for by the Mantorville Restoration Association, the private non-profit entity that sponsors the festival.

• The offsite gambling permit for bingo during Marigold Days.

• The resignation of Charles Larsen as a firefighter.

Andrew Fischer of Kasson was hired as the new Public Works Supervisor and began work Aug 19.

The council meets again at 6:30 p.m. Sept 9 at city hall.

Claremont Service

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