Girl Scout gives Civil War monument a makeover


A Decatur Girl Scout, along with fellow scouts and friends, is giving the Macon County Civil War memorial a new look. 

Kaitlin Dickey, a recent MacArthur High School graduate, organized the project for her Girl Scout Gold Award. She and other volunteers plan to replace the monument's flag pole and add new landscaping. 

Dickey, a runner, said she often spends time in Fairview Park where the monument stands. 

"I'm in this park a lot. It's kind of like one of my second homes," Dickey said. "I knew that I wanted to do something for the Park District, so I started talking to different people, asking around, looking up things myself, and this is what I came up with." 

Dickey, along with a team of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and other friends, plans to continue work on the project Friday and Saturday. 

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