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Whitesville Girl Scouts Participate in the Historic Marker Day

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Scouts clean the Samuel White sign, spruce up Whitesville

From the Independence Historical Society

The Town of Independence Historical Society was invited by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to participate in the “National Historical Marker Day.”  This sign, which the Pomeroy Foundation awarded to the town in 2015, recognizes Samuel White, the early settler for whom the village of Whitesville was named.

On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, several of the Girls Scouts from Whitesville volunteered to clean the Samuel White historical sign located at the west end of the village.  For many years the Girl Scouts have shown their community pride by participating in activities such as sprucing up the village during the week of recognizing Earth Day.  After cleaning the historic Samuel White sign, several members could be seen walking up and down the streets picking up trash and recyclable items to assist in their annual clean up efforts.

When the historical society reached out to Girl Scout leader Rashell Pastore to see if the girls would like to add the sign cleaning to their efforts, the response was an immediate “yes.”  In appreciation of their eagerness to give back to the community, the Independence Historical Society presented each girl with a one year honorary membership.  We look forward to hosting a future Girl Scout meeting to be held at our Main Street location.  We are proud of these Girl Scouts, especially when it comes to their willingness to help others in service to their community.

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