FITCHBURG – One little corner of the city is a little more colorful and bright thanks to Girl Scout Troop 11013. Even Mayor Lisa Wong noticed.
Three Girl Scouts, Kayla Sadowski, Emma L’ecuyer and Morgan Jollimore decided to make a planter and fill it with beautiful annuals as a community service project.
They approached Fitchburg Public Library Director Sharon Bernard and asked permission to donate and install a planter on library grounds. After a tour of the building, they decided to place it on the patio outside and near the Children’s Library.
“The girls built the planter, finished it, including stenciling the library name on it, planted the flowers, as well as the hostas on either side of the planter. They did an absolutely wonderful job, we are most appreciative and thank them for thinking of us,” Ms. Bernard said.
“We had to cut wood with a table saw, stain the wood and built it at my house. My dad helped us,” Emma said.
The girls picked out impatiens, begonias, plants that would do well in the shade. The hostas were dug out of Kayla’s family’s gardens and replanted on each side of the planter.
“We went with Melissa (L’ecuyer, one of their troop leaders) and got some mulch, too,” Kayla said. The plants were placed in separate planter boxes so that the planter can be brought out of inclement weather.
It took the girls two days to build the container, and another day to install and plant.
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