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Frosty Fun Day Arrives in Croton Falls

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Thanks to Troop 1046 of the North Salem Junior Girl Scouts, Frosty the Snowman was at the Croton Falls Community Church on Sunday to meet and greet children and parents and pose for pictures.

The event started at 1 p.m. By 3 p.m., more than 100 people had dropped in. Admission at the door was $7 for children, including hot chocolate, an opportunity to try their skills at cooking decorating, surprise gifts, door prizes, admission to the showing of the movie, Frosty the Snowman, and, of course, a chance to spend some quality time with Frosty himself.

The cookies for decorating were baked by scout mother, Lori Dubbioso. Her daughter, 10th grader Jessica, was playing Frosty, but do not tell anyone.

One of the scouts, Hailey, commented, “Frosty is very friendly and energetic. And he gives big hugs!”

Girl Scout Julia said she was enjoying the experience. “I like to see the younger kids’ faces when they see Frosty. We got to act like adults and arrange and sponsor everything.”

Troop Leader Melissa Reiss explained, “Each girl pre-sold tickets to the event. They’re raising money to go to Rocking Horse Ranch for a weekend in March.” Rocking Horse is a dude ranch/family resort in Highland, New York. “For some of the girls, it will be their first long weekend away from home.”

While Frosty and pals were busy inside the church’s community room, a posse of scouts went outdoors to try to coral some passing cars. Did they have any luck? “Five or six people stopped,” they said. “An unmentionable number of people honked. And other people laughed at us and waved.”

Undaunted, the Girls Scouts wrapped up their own festivities, pulled on their coats and marched down the street to the Croton Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony. Even Frosty went along.

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