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Girl Scouts celebrate new facility in Holyoke

After six months of construction, the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts is ready to celebrate its move into a new western Massachusetts headquarters in Holyoke.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with live music, crafting and other activities takes place today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new facility in the Crossroads Business Park at 301 Kelly Way.

The regional Girl Scouts organization closed and sold its locations in Leeds and East Longmeadow and is now consolidated in the 9,380-square-foot facility in Holyoke. All 26 staff members moved into the building in October, said Communications Manager Dana Carnegie.

“We’re thrilled to show off our new Holyoke service center,” she said Thursday. “It’s a milestone for all of us. We can provide better service in a more central location, with proximity to routes 90 and 91, and we have more room for program training opportunities and meeting space.”

At a ceremony at 12:15 p.m., a resource room in the building will be dedicated to the memory of Brenda Wolfe of Westhampton, who worked for Girl Scouts for 27 years before she died unexpectedly last December at age 52.

— REBECCA EVERETT

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