Girl Scout Troop 4847 had the day off from school and spent it with two cool women who gave one big history lesson.
Arlene Snyder (94) and Nora Jones (91) are riveters who are alive and well, here to tell the tale of how they helped pave the way for women employment after World War II.
“I just felt like there was a lot to do and I was young and strong, and I could do it. I think we started women in the workforce, and I think they got more recognition after the war,” said Snyder.
Troop members had a wheel setup with numbers for trivia, winner taking home candy, along with fun facts on a poster board. Visitors who made a stop to the Clay Center were more than welcome to give the wheel a spin and test their knowledge on all things ‘Rosie the Riveter.’
For one troop member, she said it would be impossible to fulfill her dreams and goals without the work Arlene and Nora did and is thankful for their bravery and determination.
Jocelyn Allen dreams to join NASA’s biology or life support team.
“I think that if World War II hadn’t happened, any of this, you being a news lady, me trying to get a job at NASA wouldn’t be happening,” said Allen.
The girls got to take make photos with Arlene and Nora and here all about the adventures they’ve been on throughout their years.
Arlene entered the workforce at age 18 in Akron, Ohio, and Nora joined the workforce at age 17 and moved out to Baltimore, Maryland with her sister.