Wisconsin Rapids Scouts donate to local healthcare facilities
By City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Two local Girl Scouts from Troop 6089 in Wisconsin Rapids are working to help local healthcare facilities.
Taylor Reimer, 11, and Emma Reimer, 9, worked with mother, Deena Reimer to sew face masks for local healthcare workers.
It started with a challenge to family and friends to donate Girl Scout cookies to accompany the masks. For each box of Girl Scout cookies donated, the girls would sew a mask.
End the end, the girls donated 107 masks, along with the cookies to the Wood County Health Department and Aspirus Doctors Clinic.
Emma is third-grade Brownie Girl Scout; Taylor is a Cadette Girl Scout.
The sisters said that they enjoyed learning how to sew while working on the donations. They both agreed that applying the elastic was the most difficult part, adding “we had to rip a few masks apart and re-do them.”
Deena, a seven-year troop leader said the project was an easy one to do with the girls.
“I am proud of how well they did; they caught on quickly and were actually excited to work on the project. Because of their excitement it was not a struggle; which really helped,” she said.