Odell to Recognize the Carmel Girls Scouts for Building First Responders Garden

Odell to Recognize the Carmel Girls Scouts for Building First Responders Garden

CARMEL, N.Y. – As a thank you to the law enforcement, fire department and emergency service workers in Putnam County, three Girl Scout Cadettes from Carmel Troop 2655 built a First Responders Garden on the lawn of 34 Gleneida Avenue in Carmel.  On Oct. 8 Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell will recognize the efforts of Alexandra Baranowski, Ashley Leftwich and Gianna Nardini at the First Responders Garden at 3 p.m. Several first responders will also be in attendance.

“Putnam County is a county made of first responders—career and volunteer, who are willing to risk their lives day after day in Putnam, the surrounding counties and in New York City,” said Odell. “To have these young ladies recognize the efforts of our first responders gives me confidence in the next generation. With their big hearts and open minds I know we can expect great things from Alexandra, Ashley and Gianna in the years to come.”

The First Responders Garden was the Silver Award Project for the Girl Scouts. The Silver Award is the second highest award that a Girl Scout can receive.

Baranowski, Leftwich and Nardini worked together to plan, design and construct the garden. Putnam County has committed maintaining the garden, which is on county property, for a least a year.

The details for the event are as follows:

WHO: County Executive MaryEllen Odell

            Alexandra Baranowski

            Ashley Leftwich

            Gianna Nardini

            First Responders


WHAT: Opening of First Responders Garden

WHERE: First Responders Garden, 32 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, N.Y. 

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m.