Lauren Taylor is the outgoing one, who can make anyone instantly feel at ease. Melanie Springer is somewhat shy, but with a quick wit and wry sense of humor.
Together and mostly on their own, the 12-year-olds have organized a fund-raiser for Hospice of the Panhandle. Next Friday and Saturday outside the Lowe's store in Martinsburg, the girls will hold a bake sale.
All proceeds will benefit Hospice's Special Needs Fund, which allows Hospice to pay for items needed by patients, such as a hospital bed, medications, fans, a baby monitor or special extras. For example, money from the fund is used to buy one Hospice patient candy bars, said Hospice marketing coordinator Kathie Campbell.