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Published 12:02 am Saturday, January 14, 2012


Girl Scouts to begin annual sale


E very year around this time, there’s a rush to buy red, turquoise, purple and green boxes of Girl Scout cookies, and locals will soon have the opportunity to get their hands on a box or two.

Local Girls Scout troops are part of the Girls Scouts of Southern Alabama, which includes Covington County along with 29 other counties.

The official sale of Girl Scout cookies kicked off Jan. 1, and will continue until March 11.

Proceeds from the cookie sales go to support the girls in their future actitivies, while at the same time, it gives each girl self-esteem, according to Girl Scout officials.

This year, Girl Scout cookies are celebratings their 100th birthday.

Carrie Nowling, troop leader for Andalusia troop No. 9147, said her troop is selling all types of cookies, including Shortbreads, Carmael Delights, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Sandwiches, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and Shout Outs.

Each box sells for $3.50.

Anyone interested in purchasing may call Nowling at 334-343-5463.