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Girls Inc. teams build dollhouses

October 13, 2005

Girls Inc. and Home Depot are collaborating on a program called Project Dollhouse.

As part of a national competition, Girls Inc. sent five teams of four girls each, ages 8 to 10, to participate in the project Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hagerstown Home Depot store.

Project Dollhouse provides a creative outlet for girls to learn home-improvement and decorating skills through hands-on activities, adventure and discovery.

Each team constructed and decorated a dollhouse from prefabricated kits provided by Home Depot. After the dollhouses are completed, the girls will decorate, name and write a story about them.

The houses will be judged on construction and creativity. Winners will enter a regional competition, from which six finalists will be judged in the national competition.

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All Girls Inc. team dollhouses at every level of the competition will be auctioned on eBay, with a portion of the proceeds going to local Girls Inc. affiliates.

Established in 1948, Girls Inc. of Washington County has served the community for more than half a century. Over the past three years, Girls Inc. has served approximately 3,000 girls.

Girls Inc. is dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. It fulfills its mission by delivering research-based, age-appropriate programs after school and during the summer.

For more information about Girls Inc., call Maureen Grove at 301-733-5430.

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