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Scout project provides affordable food

Ti youth market to close Saturday

Becky Barber, an ambassador scout, became concerned about the affordability of fresh food earlier this year and developed a plan to address the issue as part of her scout Gold Award project. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts.

Becky Barber, an ambassador scout, became concerned about the affordability of fresh food earlier this year and developed a plan to address the issue as part of her scout Gold Award project. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— To make her project a reality, Barber worked with Matt Courtright, executive director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce; Meg Parker, Essex County Public Health/ Creating Healthy Places coordinator; local farmer Doug Nadeau and the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church.

“I would like to thank Betty Rettig for donating some green beans to sell at the market,” Barber said. “Betty’s green beans were also grown in the Community Garden at the Methodist Church. Doug Nadeau of Nadeau’s Farm for his donation of time and plants. Meg Parker from Essex County Public Health for the donation of seeds, being a mentor, and helping out at the market each week in distributing information on healthy habits, healthy recipes and for the donation of the tent, banners, table clothes. Matt Courtright for being a mentor, helping with publicity of this project and for the donation of a table, paper, and pens needed for the operation of the market. Frances Malaney for donating baskets for use at the market.”

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