Girl Scouts set to “rock out” World’s Fair Park

Knoxville, Tenn. – On Saturday, April 28, hundreds of Girl Scouts from the Southern Appalachians region are expected to “rock out” World’s Fair Park when they attend the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing-Along. The event, produced by Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA), is scheduled to take place on April 28 from noon to 4 p.m.

The event is open to the public, regardless of any current or past involvement with Girl Scouts. All members of the community are welcome to come join in a day full of family-friendly fun for all ages.

So, what’s a Sing-Along? It’s a casual gathering for group singing; and it’s a favorite pastime of Girl Scouts everywhere. In fact, since the Girl Scout movement was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, girls have used singing to celebrate friendship and their commitment to girls’ leadership.

This particular Sing-Along will feature Girl Scout “Songstress” Melinda Caroll, a composer, producer, performer, recording artist and lifetime Girl Scouts member. She has been the inspirational creative force behind music for Girl Scouts since 1989.

The Sing-Along will feature songs that anyone who sang campfire songs as a child will remember. In addition to music, the event will include inflatables, face painting, games, magic, crafts and concessions.

“We celebrated the Girl Scouts organization’s 100th anniversary on March 12, and we have several events planned over the next few months to keep the excitement high,” said Booth Kammann, CEO of GSCSA. “A Sing-Along is a perfect way for our girls to celebrate entering the next century of Girl Scouting.”

Pre-registration is requested and is available online at http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/225. Tickets for the event are $10 per person through pre-registration and $15 at the gate. Children ages four and under will be admitted free.

The event is sponsored in part by B97.5, Knoxville News Sentinel, Pilot Travel Centers and First Tennessee.

The media is invited to attend. If you are interested in setting up interviews and/or attending the event, please contact Sarah Pope at spope@ackermannpr.com or (865) 584-0550 (office).

Visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org to learn more about this event and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting.

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About Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians serves nearly 20,000 girl and adult members stretching from North Georgia to Southwest Virginia. Service centers are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Johnson City. The organization’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The council offers financial assistance to ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to join this vibrant organization.

Melinda Caroll

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