Challenge Girls find ‘treasure’

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Saturday, 20 August 2011 04:00
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FORT JENNINGS—Forty-four fifth- through 12th-grade girls, three team leaders and lots of moms enjoyed the second annual Putnam County Challenge Girls Summer Fun Day at Just Something Different in Fort Jennings Aug. 4.

Members of the Putnam County Challenge Girls, along with leaders and moms, attended the annual Summer Fun Day in which they heard about different treasures in life. The day offered a variety of activities including swimming and ziplining. (Photo courtesy of Putnam County Challenge Girls)
Members of the Putnam County Challenge Girls, along with leaders and moms, attended the annual Summer Fun Day in which they heard about different treasures in life. The day offered a variety of activities including swimming and ziplining. (Photo courtesy of Putnam County Challenge Girls)

The day started with the girls making stepping stones and decorating their own treasure boxes. Throughout the day, three speakers spoke on subjects such as ‘treasuring’ your faith, staying true to your beliefs throughout high school and into college and treasuring the challenges God gives us. The presenters shared their personal stories of how they overcame illness and physical handicaps and became stronger through their faith in God.

The girls also had a chance to enjoy swimming, paddle boating and ziplining.

Precious Blood Father Mark Hoying and Precious Blood Father Tony Fortman joined the girls and talked about the ‘treasure’ of their vocation. The priests also offered confession, swam and helped grill hamburgers.

Scott and Sheryl Kahle, in memory of their daughter, Emily (a past Challenge team leader), donated to all the girls tumblers and pens with Emily’s “Live to Love” motto. After dinner, the girls went on a treasure hunt, enjoyed a spa treatment as they learned to “treasure” their bodies and ran an obstacle course to learn that being physically healthy is a treasure, too.

The evening ended with a campfire and reading what they “treasure in a friend.”

Coyle Funeral Home