Nearly 100 girls ages 8 to 11 years met with their leaders for a fun Saturday, August 29th. This “Activity Day” was organized by the Mesquite Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had the theme of Daughters of the King. The girls learned about their royal, spiritual heritage as they listened to speakers and engaged in activities to remind them of their Heavenly Father.
Tori Robison, President of the Mesquite Stake Primary and organizer of this Activity Day was assisted by her councilors Gina Zarate and Christine Sawyer and her secretary Rachel Tanner. A presentation was made by Janet Dodenbier who spoke about the importance of serving others with the girls making fleece quilts to donate. Diana Frehner talked about manners and showed their application with a fun game show activity. Journal writing was presented by Nicole Burnside who read from her own journal and then helped the girls make journals to take home. Physical fitness was emphasized by Leigh Gubler who taught the girls a dance to show that exercise can be fun.
At the end of more than four hours of fun and learning the girls relaxed with a lunch of sandwiches, chips, fruit salad and cupcakes.
Leader Gina Zarate felt that “this day should help these girls remember how special they are and what they need to be doing.”
Ten year old, Emma Houston said this of her favorite part of the day. “I liked when they told us we all wear invisible crowns because we are all royalty. We are all Princesses of our Heavenly Father.”
These girls who came from all over the valley left the program with good memories and helpful knowledge to use in their everyday lives.