By Michael Howlett Staff Writer
December 29, 2013
Vivian Bunn recently came away with the top prize in the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council’s Christmas card contest. Bunn, the eight-year-old daughter of Brett and Jennifer Bunn of Fancy Gap, beat out over 100 other entries with her design entitled “There’s snow one cooler than a Girl Scout.”
Girl Scout staff, volunteers and a few Girl Scouts were responsible for trimming the entries down to 10, then selecting a winner, said Jennifer Pfister, marketing & communications director for Skyline Council.
“Vivian’s artwork won with over 80 percent of the vote, it was an overwhelming win of votes for her beautifully original and clever artwork. We loved it,” said Pfister, who pointed out that two other Carroll County girls, Josie Burnett of Fancy Gap and Natalie Harris of Hillsville, had cards that made the top ten.
“It’s quite unusual to have so many from one county,” she said.
Bunn will receive 30 cards of her design, a $50 credit at the Girl Scout Store, three boxes of Girl Scout candy, a package of the newest flavor (cranberry delight) of Girl Scout cookies, a pewter Girl Scout Brownie ornament, a Girl Scout journal and a Girl Scout Winter Badge.
According to Pfister, over 500 copies of Bunn’s card have been mailed out to top funders, community program collaborators, key local businesses/agencies/partners and others who have helped make Girl Scouting successful this past year.
Bunn is a third grader at Fancy Gap Elementary School whose favorite subjects are science and art.
“I love art and had fun creating this card. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” said Bunn.
The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council serves close to 8,000 girls in a 36-county area that covers the Central, Southside, Southwest and Western sections of the state.