Silver Award Book Drive benefits Gracie’s Closet

Karson Mizell displays the organized containers of books she collected for Gracie’s Closet.

Gracie’s Closet has an additional 1,000 children’s books thanks to the efforts of a girl scout and her school.

Karson Mizell, an eighth grader at Rising Starr Middle and member of Girl Scout Troop 39000, collected over 1,000 books for Gracie’s Closet, which provides clothing, books and school supplies for the county’s foster children.

Mizell organized a gently used book drive at Rising Starr during the months of December and January. Not only did she oversee the collection of the books, but she also organized them into categories so that children could easily pick out those of interest to them. The book drive was Karson’s Girl Scout Silver Award Project.