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Guilford Girl Scout creates 20 plaques for Town Green

December 7, 2012

Guilford Girl Scout Virginia Gresham organized a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 30, to share 20 historical plaques that she created for the Guilford Town Green.

These plaques highlight the Town of Guilford’s rich history and are installed on lampposts throughout the Green. Virginia, a senior at Guilford High School, organized a team of volunteers to help with this installation. She has been working on these plaques since her sophomore year in her effort to earn the Gold Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn.

The ribbon cutting on Friday preceded the town’s tree-lighting ceremony. Those in attendance included Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby; State Senator Ed Meyer (D-12); Guilford First Selectman Joseph Mazza; Guilford High School Principal Rick Misenti; Guilford Town Historian Joel Helander; and many other local officials and town residents. Guilford’s Board of Selectman presented Virginia with a proclamation, noting that her efforts will benefit both residents and visitors to Guilford.

“Moving forward, I am presenting my project to various Girl Scout troops in the region and to the First Congregational Church of Guilford,” Virginia said. “I am so happy about everyone who helped me completed this project. I could not have done this without their contributions.”

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