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Sayville Flash Mob Event Today Celebrates the "Girl"

Local Girl Scouts are marking an annual 'girl' celebration with a unique approach.

A Sayville Girl Scout leader and her troop members are celebrating today's  International Day of the Girl with a flash mob event at the four corners at Montauk Highway and Railroad Avenue in Sayville.

As flash mobs are 'secret' spur-of-the-moment events Patch is not revealing the specific time but one hint: it's after school.

And, if you're a quick study, you can likely learn the "dance" troop members have choreographed for the event by watching a performance on YouTube.

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The International Day of the Girl promotes girls’ rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys. It's all about raising public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls around the world suffer.

Senior GS Troop 910 Leader Laura Heaney, a Sachem North High School teacher, has even invited her science classes and created a Facebook event to spread the news.

"The importance of the day is really just to raise awareness of issues that girls around the world face everyday.....physical violence, child marriage, lack of basic schooling etc.," she told Patch in an email.

"It should be fun! Bring your dancing shoes," she urged.

Lori October 11, 2012 at 11:44 PM
"You Tube" video a MUST SEE! Thanks for making me smile girls....:)
Michelle Rose October 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Go girls!! Awesome! Thanks all for putting it together, especially Tina :)
E Rud October 15, 2012 at 06:28 PM
What a great way to get girls active and involved in something good!

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