PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) — Helping those in need is an important part of the holiday spirit for many area nonprofits. One local girl is not only helping others this year, but illuminating the importance of that mission.
Bright and festive holiday designs adorn the south Papillion Goodwill store windows thanks to Papillion High School student and Girl Scout from Troop 45523, Madison Eisert.
Madison is going for the highest honor a girl scout can receive for customer service — the gold award.
This is the second year of Merry Thriftmas. It’s usually a four-window display but due to COVID-19, they had to cut things down and did only two.
Along with the help of her scout holiday elves, also known as family, they shopped the store to find just the right items — and it wouldn't be a Girl Scout project without a Girl Scout spin.
"I really like the gingerbread house this year, it was a lot of fun putting it together. A lot of time and thought went into it and it turned out really nice. And then doing all the details on the Girl Scout golden award just brought a lot of memories on the different ranks I went through. Then finding all of the items was just a lot of fun,” said Madison.
Another pride and joy, the fireplace, is made out of girl scout cookies.
The south Papillion store is located at 704 w. Gold Coast Dr. and the display will be there until Dec. 18.
At that time, the items will be given to families in need to help fulfill their wish lists and bring them a bit of holiday cheer.