A First Responders Garden has been created by a group of Girl Scouts in New York. A recognition ceremony was held Thursday for the three Girl Scout Cadettes from Carmel Troop 2655 who built First Responders Garden on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel as a thank you to the law enforcement, fire department and emergency service workers in Putnam County.
The First Responders Garden was a project so Alexandra Baranowski, Ashley Leftwich and Gianna Nardini could earn their Silver Award, the second highest award that a Girl Scout can receive. The Girl Scouts planned, designed and constructed the garden together.
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell says the County has committed maintaining the garden, which is on county property, for a least a year.