Girl Scout Sends Her Many Thanks


My name is Jessica Bellomo. I am an Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 1243 in Glen Cove and I have just completed my Gold Award Project, the highest honor acquired in Girl Scouting. I partnered with the Animal Lovers League for my Gold Award project titled, “Operation Pet Safety and Animal Cruelty Awareness” (OPSACA) to address the lack of pet safety and the severity of animal cruelty. I would like to express my sincere thanks to so many wonderful individuals, families, local businesses and other organizations who so generously contributed to my fundraising efforts.

Countless thanks to:  Astoria Bank, Jan Canfield, Vincent Calabrese, Nick Carbuto, Chiarello & Chiarello, Esqs.; Michael Coco, Esq.; Claire Germino, James Norton Columbiettes, Steven Kocienda, Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Linda McBride, McLaughlin Kramer Megiel, Michelle Mattia, North Shore Lions Club, Dr. John Sheehy, Sons of Italy-Loggia Glen Cove and Veterans of Foreign Affairs.

Many thanks to Lisa Marino and Joan Phillips from the Animal Lovers League for all their time, assistance and expertise throughout my project.

I would especially like to thank my parents, Antoinette and Michael Bellomo, and my brother Matthew, for always encouraging me and pushing me to achieve my goals. Thank you for your advice, input and guidance.
Thanks again to all for your friendship, kind support and best wishes.

—Jessica Bellomo

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