By: Edie W.
2014 LGG Copy Editor

A longtime Girl Scout volunteer was selected to throw the first pitch at Girl Scout Night at the Gwinnett Braves game on Friday, June 6. Several Girl Scout employees who showed up to surprise Deanna Simmons, who has been volunteering for over 35 years, at her door last week with balloons and flowers to ask her to throw the first pitch for the baseball game. To the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta employees, however, it was no surprise that she was chosen to throw the pitch.
            Ms. Simmons has done many extraordinary things in all her years as a Girl Scout volunteer. After completing 10 years of Girl Scouting as a child, she was the leader of her daughter’s troop, 884. Soon after, she became a Service Unit Director for seven years. She also founded Lilburn Day Camp, and worked 15 years as camp director. She also started the Gwinnett County Bake-Off, and coordinated county leader retreats and Global Gathering. Most recently, Ms. Simmons has served as the Area Registrar for Gwinnett County. So, with all of this experience under her belt; Ms. Simmons was an obvious choice to represent the East Region's committed Girl Scout volunteers. 

            If you would like to come and see Ms. Simmons throw the first pitch, bring your whole family to Coolray Field on Friday, June 6th, at 7:05 pm. Ask your leader how to get tickets for your troop for this fun volunteer appreciation event!

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