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Girls Inc. members tour White House gardens

November 14, 2011
  • Travelers from Girls Inc. of Washington County who toured the White House gardens on Oct. 16 are, from left, Kaytie Banzhoff, Kyra Kemp, Keyona Keyes, counselor Jenn Dorsch, Shatavia Williams, Katrina Bell and Kiarra Harris.
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HAGERSTOWN — On Oct. 16, six girls from Girls Inc. of Washington County toured the White House gardens.

The White House Garden Tours have been a tradition since 1972, when Pat Nixon first opened the gardens to the public.

The girls saw the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and The Kitchen Garden. They also saw the trees that were planted by past and current presidents, and the first lady’s vegetable garden.

They were able to compare Michelle Obama’s garden to the vegetable garden at the Girls Inc. center. The girls, with help from the local Cooperative Extension office, planted, tended and harvested the crop from their garden.

The group ended the day with a visit to Gravelly Point near Reagan National Airport, where they had lunch and watched airplanes land.

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