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Halloween Hurricane Baby gets special gift from Girl Scouts in honor of GS Founder Juliette Low


Cortlandt Manor, NY- (Nov. 5) – Halloween may have been a bust this year because of Hurricane Sandy, but the weather didn’t stop a group of local Girl Scouts from carrying on their annual Halloween tradition.

For the past four years, West Lakeland Girl Scout Troop 2478 has given a special gift to the first baby girl born on Halloween at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Oct. 31is also the birthday of celebrated Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low, who was born in 1860.

This year, however, HVHC’s Halloween baby didn’t arrive until 6 p.m. on November 1, and because of the storm Girl Scouts didn’t make their delivery until Friday, November 2. But that didn’t spoil the surprise for mom, dad and baby. 5 lb. 14 oz Esme Lilly Marie Nadler and her parents, Kristy and Edward Nadler of Montrose, received a huge basket of baby supplies and other surprises from the troop. This is the couple’s third baby. Kristy delivered twins at HVHC about 2 years ago.

Troop leader Donna Reilly said that the girls – students at Copper Beech Middle School in Yorktown – always get a kick out of choosing the items for the basket and presenting it. And it’s a great way of recruiting new Girl Scouts. “We’ll be sure to sign her up,’’ said Esme’s dad Edward.

Photo caption: Girl Scout Cadet Troop 2478 from Copper Beech Middle School in Yorktown present basket to Kristy and Edward Nadler for baby Esme Lilly Marie. From Left to right: Brittany Henriques, Taylor Pisani, Rachel Mack, Lauren Feeley, Taylor Reilly and Brianne Laughlin.

Girls who donated, but were not pictured: Cali Reilly, Melinda Cippartino, Hannah Davis, Chelsea Lombardo and Salma Agha. .


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