PEPPERELL -- The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts congratulates Monica Desmond, from Pepperell Troop 34840, for earning her Girl Scout Silver Award.

Monica made blankets for rehabilitation patients at St. Joseph's Hospital. Since the hospital rooms are very bland, the spreads provided much needed color and, of course, helped keep the patients warm.

She was honored at the Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts Gold and Silver Ceremony held on Sunday, June 9, at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

By earning the Girl Scout Silver Award, Monica Desmond has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect the leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.