Girl Scout Troop 113 Starts Community
9/3/2012 (Updated 7:30:59 PM)The sweet sound of celebration could be heard Monday in Tioga County --thanks to the girls from Troop 113 of Nichols.
The scouts have been working non-stop for the last month to save a century old Labor Day tradition.
After town officials canceled this year's Old Home Days the girls came up with a new idea--Community Day.
"The town like changed when they found out that the parade was going to happen, like more lively and wasn't so sad and quiet," said Deanna of Girl Scout Troop 113.
After finding a new location, getting people to donate, and organizing the parade, Community Day went off without a hitch.
"I think it was desperately needed after what happened last year in the area their were a lot of homes that were completely lost and I think the people needed something like this to keep them going," said Andy Silvanic of Nichols.
Almost an entire year later people are still recovering from the flood, and Community Day was the perfect way to do it.
"Well, in the 2011 flood we lost our home I'm here today to support the Girl Scouts because I think it's a wonderful thing that they were doing for the community to bring the spirits of everybody up," said Linda Silvanic of Nichols.
With things like live music, dancing, snow cones, and games it was hard not to have a good time.
"I think it's very important to have this one special community day to where everyone can have time to spend together," said Allyson Steen of Binghamton.
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