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Kidsday: Girl Scouts Troop 344

Are you hungry? If you are, you can go to your kitchen and get something to eat. Unfortunately, not everyone can. Luckily, there are places to help.

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Pantry is a place where families in need can get food. It offers nonperishable foods: pasta, beans, vegetables, juice boxes, etc. My Girl Scout troop donates food to the pantry, often after holding food drives outside grocery stores.

Many people are very generous, so we can collect a lot of food. Then, we donate it all the food to the pantry. Sometimes, we even get to stock the shelves. If you would like to donate to the pantry, it's at 1675 Coates Ave., Holbrook.

Read '13 Secrets'

Have you read "13 Treasures" or "13 Curses," by Michelle Harrison (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)? If so, there is a great end to the trilogy. It's "13 Secrets."

I recommend this book for girls ages 10 to 16. In "13 Secrets," a girl named Rowan Fox is living a great life at Elvesden Manor. Ever since she was born, she had a special gift. She is second-sighted, which means she can see magical creatures.

When Tanya arrives at the manor, Rowan seems like she is hiding something. Tanya and Rowan's brother, Fabian, try to determine what has been going on with Rowan. But while doing that, Rowan's second sight sends her to a secret group, the Coven, where she meets others, such as Sparrow, Suki and Tino.

After she joins them, Coven members start to vanish one by one. What do you think will happen in the final book of the trilogy? Read it to find out!

--ALEXA STORZINGER/Kidsday Reporter

Chelsea Market

Five lucky friends and I went to Chelsea Market (75 Ninth Ave., Manhattan,

Chelsea Market is huge and filled with a bunch of dessert places, markets and restaurants. The restaurant we ate at was Friedman's, which had grilled cheese, cheeseburgers, regular burgers and a lot more.

There were seafood places, a cupcake store and a huge market that had fruit, vegetables and so much more. Several different companies, including Pampered Chef, sell pots, pans, utensils and other things cooks need.

Chelsea Market is a beautiful place, and I can't wait to go back.

--ANNADEL REINHOLD/Kidsday Reporter

CLASS OF THE WEEK Cindy Shaw and Lauren Shaw's Girl Scout Troop 344, Holbrook

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