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Before I Die Wish Wall Comes to Great Falls

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GREAT FALLS -

A local girl scout troop teamed up with my neighbor in need and several other business to create a brand new legacy to the electric city. It's called a Before I Die wall. It is a concept started in New Orleans to help spread a message of hope to all who pass.

"If you write your dreams down in public you are more likely to do them," says Madison Hermiller, Local Girl Scout.

The way the board works is like a big chalk board where any one in the community can share with the entire city of Great Falls their hopes and dreams and in essence inspire each other to live out those dreams. Once the original project idea was pitched it quickly gained support from the girl scout leaders and the Farmers Union.

"We talked to the girl scout leader and and she said that instead of that being a journey badge it would be our bronze award," says Hermiller.

Troop leader Stacy Hermiller says she is proud of all the hard work that these girls did to add a wonderful addition to our city.

"And then we painted, black chalk board paints, white spray paints, for days there is black hand prints and I sent children home covered in paint and they came back clean the next day ready to get dirty again," explains Stacy Hermiller.

According to My Neighbor in Need founder Dave Snuggs the Before I Die wall is in over 65 countries and 30 different languages. With the addition of this one here in Great Falls the state of Montana now has 2 walls.

"Anybody can write on it. we want people to think hard about what they are going to write about what's important to them. it could be something as whimsical as I want to be a pirate I saw one of those in Missoula. It could be something as simple as I want to talk to my son again," says Snuggs.

Snuggs says that as the board grows in popularity, the board will be expanded to fit more wishes and has the potential to be the longest board in the US and second longest as Japan has one that takes up an entire train station.

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