On Saturday, November 2, more than 125 Natick Girl Scouts, ranging from Daisies to Ambassadors, and approximately 50 adult volunteers came out to plant daffodils at five different locations along the Boston Marathon route in Natick: Natick Common, the police station, Hogan Tire, Honey Dew Donuts and Santander Bank.
Marathon Daffodils is a collaboration of nonprofit and business organizations, gardeners, cities and towns, and citizens interested in preserving the Boston Strong spirit while celebrating the arrival of spring. Volunteers in towns that host the marathon will plant about 100,000 daffodils along the course. The goal is for the yellow flowers, a color of the Boston Athletic Association, to bloom on race day as a sign of hope. Natick received about 10,000 bulbs to plant.
Tracy Sivak, girl leader of a Natick Cadette troop, organized this first-ever town-wide service project for Natick Girl Scouts. The project, planned with the help of Natick resident and environmentalist Pat Conaway, was initially supposed to be a trail cleanup and instead blossomed into this amazing expression of remembrance and support.