Girls Inc. of Carpinteria celebrated 47 years of striving to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold at the organization’s annual fundraiser, An Evening in Bloom, on Dec. 1. The event also honored Dorothy Campbell, who in the early 70s, started an afterschool program in her home for the daughters of working moms, the Girls Club, that would grow to be the modern day Girls Inc. of Carpinteria  For Victoria Juarez, the night marked her last moments as executive director of Girls Inc., after at years at its helm. In a tearful address to coworkers, board and community members, she said that in her new position at Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation she looked forward to continuing to work for “our girls” to be strong, smart and bold.  

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