By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Helen Beaven, who will celebrate her 95th birthday in June, readily admits that back in the day when she and her best friend of more than 60 years, Rita Perry, were raising their families, âWe ran everything. Rita and I got things going.â
In fact, Rita â who died last year â and Helen had made such a success of guiding the PTA that they were summoned in the late 1940s by a descendant of the townâs founders and told to devote their talents to forming a Girl Scout troop.
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