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Sisters in Skirts Shovel Out Luzerne County

LUZERNE — Some residents in Luzerne borough may have found their cars clear of snow.

Mckenzie Hall and Jidilea Balyout could be responsible for the good deed.

The two 20 year olds are missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church.

The young women represent their faith by sporting skirts, even while shoveling snow.

In Luzerne County, they’re becoming known as “the shoveling sisters in skirts.”

“We are advised to wear pants, but there’s times you see people and they really need a snow shoveler and we don’t have time to wear pants, we just wear our skirts. Then we just go shovel their snow,” said Sister Balyout.

“I think that’s pretty neat. I think that is cool. I’ve never seen that before. I think that is awesome,” said James Gurver of Luzerne.

The young women walk around looking for cars that are covered in snow and may need a little extra help shoveling out.

“We shoveled in Dallas, Trucksville, Luzerne and we also did Edwardsville,” said Balyout.

Sister Balyout is originally from the Philippines, while Sister Hall hails from Utah.

They believe helping out is a good way to meet people.

“I’m new here and so, I don’t know, people seem to really like it though. They’re really appreciative,” said Sister Hall.

The sisters plan to be in Luzerne County for the next six weeks, which should give them plenty of time for more shoveling opportunities.



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