Girl Scouts put fresh paint on thrift store sign in Albion

Provided photos: Girls Scouts, their leaders and a couple of dads cleaned out the flower bed and upgraded the sign in Community Action’s Main Street Store parking lot a week ago, after they were allowed to sell Girl Scout cookies there. 

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 3 May 2021 at 6:47 pm

Girl Scouts in Troops 82007 and 82261 in Albion paint the sign at Community Action’s Main Street Store.

Scouts show appreciation for use of parking lot to sell cookies

ALBION – Girl Scouts are always looking for community projects, and one fell right in their laps a week ago.

Scouts in Troops 82007 and 82261 were allowed to sell their Girl Scout cookies in Community Action’s Main Street Store parking lot, during which time they noticed the store’s sign and flower bed needed some tender loving care.

With Cassie Eagle and several parents, on April 25 the Scouts undertook the task of painting the sign, weeding the flower bed and planting new flowers. Troop leader is Pauline Kehlenbeck Bachorski.

“The Albion Main Street Thrift Store allowed us to have a Covid-safe, drive-through cookie sale this year,” Eagle said. “Kinzie Rickner, Meadow Smith, Aniela Wilson, Nevya Barnes, Aubrey Gannon and Kaylin Gannon did a wonderful job making the sign and garden beautiful for the company and community alike.”

Eagle said the girls completely took the flower bed apart, cleaned around it, pulled weeds and planted new plants.

Eagle said the Girl Scouts are always looking for ways to help their community and if anyone knows of any projects the girls could do, they can contact her at (585) 203-6873 and she will be happy to set it up.

Girl Scouts and their leaders sold Girl Scout cookies in the parking lot of the Main Street Store in Albion on April 25.