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Alexandria Girls Prove Helping Others Is Ageless

Bake sale raises $200 for Ukraine through Save the Children

From left, Helena Miller, Vivian Fenton, Edie Argetsinger and Priven Mason; In front, Audrey Miller, 4, lent her support to the effort (Photo: Ingrid Miler/Miller Family Collection)

Editor’s Note: The following was written by eight-year-old Helena Miller. She is a third grader at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes and the granddaughter of Zebra writer Marlene Miller. This article has been edited for clarity.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Everybody of all ages are helping Ukraine. Some 8 and 9-year-old Alexandria second and third graders recently held a bake sale to help Ukraine.

I came up with the plan. I asked my friend Edie Argetsinger if she wanted to help. Edie immediately said yes. Edie made brownie bites, sugar cookies, and chocolate cookies. I made brownies and sugar cookies.

We thank our moms for helping.

We set up our bake sale in our Braddock Heights neighborhood on a recent Sunday. Soon two of our friends joined us. At the end of the day, we made $200 to donate to help Ukrainians through Save The Children.

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Marlene Miller

Marlene Miller has lived in, and written about, Mount Vernon for decades. She raised her family here, her two children graduating from area public schools. After retiring from over 16 years of publishing her own newspaper, The Zebra has tempted her back to community journalism

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