Girl Scouts seek volunteers for May 20 Zionsville Beautification Day

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From left, Girl Scouts Mary Demarco, Elise Reineking, Siena Forbeck and Erin McCoy helped organize Zionsville Beautification Day. (Submitted photo)

Zionsville Girl Scout Troop No. 1817 is recruiting residents, other Girl Scout troops and Boy Scout troops to help keep Zionsville beautiful. The group will host Zionsville Beautification Day from 2 to 5 p.m. May 20 on Main Street. The effort is part of the troop’s Girl Scout Journey project.

“Once they get to this level, each troop starts doing programs that are called journeys,” troop leader Debbie Forbeck said. “As they get older they can earn different awards.”

This particular journey focuses on the environment.

“The main objective of the journey was to bring awareness to our local environment here, how we keep it looking good and how we impact our environment every day,” Forbeck said. “We really wanted to get other people involved for that goal.”

The group will pick garbage and clean up streets.

“We’re going to work through Main Street and a couple of the side streets throughout the Village business area,” Forbeck said. “The objective is cleaning up and picking up garbage. We’ll have a tiny army of people. I say tiny because they’re small people.”

The project is open to people of all ages.

“We’ll have troops of all ages. It’s something very simple that any age can do,” Forbeck said. “We’ve gotten the town involved and they’re really excited about it. I think if we could do it every year they would want us to do so.”

The afternoon will include treats for volunteers.

“We’ll have a registration table with a couple of the girls there to greet any other troops or groups of people that may be interested in participating,” Forbeck said. “We’ll have some treats and water for the volunteers.”

To register, email debbieforbeck@gmail.com.

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