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Lynbrook park to be named for Girl Scouts founder

Lynbrook Village will name a park in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

The small, corner park would be the first in the state to be named for the iconic figure, said village mayor William J. Hendrick. The village and Girl Scout Troop No. 2237 will hold a ceremony at the park, between Huntington Avenue and Windsor Place, Sunday at 1 p.m.

“I am honored to be the first elected official in New York State to name a park after Juliette Gordon Low,” Hendrick said in a statement. “Her foresight was an excellent example to girls everywhere.”

The local Girl Scouts troop, under the leadership of Carol Hanson, planted trees at the park to help them complete their “Breathe Journey.” During the journey, the girls learn to assess air quality.

At the time, the park was unnamed and the troop suggested having the park named after Low. The Girl Scouts will celebrate their 100th anniversary on Monday.

The ceremony will include an honor guard, a 25-person chorus and several dignitaries from the Girl Scouts, village officials said.

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