Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Kentucky Girl Scouts Collect Books for Storm Damaged School

Four central Kentucky Girl Scouts have delivered 4,272 books they collected to a school in eastern Kentucky that was destroyed last spring by a tornado.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports librarian Frances Gulley received them with tears in her eyes, telling the girls that "saying thank you is not enough."

West Liberty Elementary School was one of many buildings destroyed in Morgan County on March 1 when a tornado ravaged the area. Since then, officials have repurposed a former industrial building to serve as a school.

Meanwhile, Girl Scouts in Woodford County were looking for a community service project when they say images of the destruction in West Liberty and decided to help.

Twelve-year-old Kaylee Collins, 12-year-old Bailey Bird and sisters, 10-year-old Katelyn Melcher and 13-year-old Emily Melcher, began collecting books in April.