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Local Girl Scouts Treated by VGCC Cosmetology Students

Girl scouts in Vance County gathered at Vance-Granville Community College’s main campus on July 27 for a special “Spa Day,” thanks to the college’s Cosmetology department. The 22 Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts (rising sixth-graders and older) represented Troops 385, 473, 521, 536 and 852. Vance County is part of the Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council.Tomeka Moss, head of the Cosmetology program at VGCC, coordinated the event with volunteer Veronica Flood of Henderson and Jennifer M. Johnson, who is not only a parent and leader of Troop 521, but also a VGCC instructor. “The idea was to give the girls an opportunity to be ‘spoiled’ — to get their hair and nails done and have a special day,” said Flood. Johnson said that the girls were excited by the event, the first of its kind. All services were provided free of charge.Many of the girl scouts planned to continue their outing by catching a movie with an appropriate name — “Hairspray.”The Vance-Granville Cosmetology department offers diploma and certificate programs in Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor and Manicuring/Nail Technology. VGCC Cosmetology students learn in a simulated salon environment, which enables them to develop manipulative skills. Classes are offered during the day and at night on all four of VGCC’s campuses. For more information on Cosmetology at VGCC, contact program head Tomeka Moss at (252) 738-3357. The college’s fall semester begins Aug. 16.Above: Girl Scouts (from left, Meghan Johnson, Emily Hilliard, Mary Oakley and Tiffany Mitchell, all of Henderson) dry their hair while getting manicures from VGCC Cosmetology students like Crystal Thomas of Kittrell (in foreground).