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Girl Scouts Plant Tree at the Library

Girl Scouts' Gift To La Harpe Carnegie Library Will Enhance The Community In Future Years

It was a beautiful day in La Harpe on Wednesday, April 25, and area girls who are members of the two local Girl Scout Troops, gathered together for an outdoor project to add their personal touch to the future of La Harpe's downtown appeal.

The excited girls met at the La Harpe Carnegie Public Library where they decided to help improve a little corner of their community by planting a tree.

Young girls and their leaders from La Harpe Troops 5049 and 5419 worked diligently together with City Worker Wayne Humphrey as they planted a Sassafras tree.

The tree was placed it in the front yard of the library and should be a beautiful addition to the community.

Humphrey, along with Dan Gillett, drove to Eldora, Missouri to pick the Sassafras tree up from the nursery. The tree was purchased by Junior Troop 5049, and the Junior Troop was able to earn their Junior Aide badge for helping the Daisy troop. This was a community service project for both troops.

Girl Scout Melanie Bundy is shoveling dirt into a hole as La Harpe City worker Wayne Humphrey holds the small trunk of a Sassafras tree local girl scout troops purchased and are planting at the La Harpe Carnegie Public Library. This is one of many projects girl scout clubs do for their community.

City Worker Wayne Humphrey tips the container while girl scouts spread mulch around the tree to help keep moisture in and keep it from damage by mowing and trimming.