DAVIDSON — Girl Scouts in Troop 3556 received recognition from Davidson commissioners recently for their work at a Huntersville soup kitchen.

Not old enough to serve, the juniors found another way to add a little cheer to Angels and Sparrows by creating a mosaic.

During a recent Davidson town board meeting, the girls presented their project, stating there was one empty wall and the director, Sandy Tilley, told them “the wall could use some help.”

They wanted something to represent happiness at the soup kitchen.  Items they thought epitomized that were rivers, ponds and the world.

“Everything like that is happy and awesome,” one youngster proclaimed during the meeting.

They incorporated it all in their mosaic using old tiles and cracked mugs. The girls, ages 9 and 10, began the project last spring and hung the artwork, titled, Pond of Hope, at the center last fall. With a sunshine coming up over water with fish, the words, “faith,” “love” and “hope” are also mixed into the piece.

“I think the girls learned something about people that may not have as much as they do and being grateful for what they have,” Troop Leader Laura Marti said. “Sandy Tilley is also a great role model for them, and I think they learned from her about how important it is to help and serve other people that may need help at different times in their life.”

Taking part in the effort were Lillian McKeever, Ella Watt, Genevieve Marti, Emmy Berger, Emma Claire Graham, Gabriella Meletiou, Elizabeth Castoral, Sydney Craddock, Caroline Eddy, Laura Porter, Maleah Thompson, Jessica Gaby, Louisa Terry, Brooke Van Epps and Lola Whitener.

The girls attended the meeting as part of the Inside Government badge.