STOW — Thirteen fourth-grade Girl Scouts from Fishcreek and Riverview elementary schools have an ambitious goal: sell 600 boxes of the organization’s famous Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies to donate to the community’s Bulldog Bags Inc. program.
So far, after one weekend of booth sales, the girls have sold about 90 boxes, said Liz Yates, the leader for Troop 91450. Cookie sale season ends March 24, Yates said.
To help meet their goal, the troop has several upcoming cookie booths where area residents can make a donation. Upcoming booths include:
• March 19, Family Video, 3019 Graham Road, Stow, from 5 to 8 p.m.;
• March 16, Appalachian Outfitters, 60 Kendall Park Road, Peninsula, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
• March 17, Giant Eagle Supermarket, Fairlawn Town Center, Fairlawn, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.; and
• March 17, Verizon Wireless store, 178 W. Streetsboro St., #2B, Hudson, 3 to 5 p.m.
Yates said the troop is still looking for booth opportunities.
Those wishing to make a donation also can contact Yates at 330-671-5671.
Bulldog Bags Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization that helps provide bags of food to children facing food insecurity attending the Stow-Munroe Falls city schools.
"It’s nice to have kids helping kids," Yates said.
In addition to selling the Thin Mints, Yates said the girls also have permission from the principal to deliver and help bag the cookies during the Stow Bulldog Bags’ bagging day April 26. This will serve as a service project for the troop, Yates said.
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