It's cookie time!

Friday, January 21, 2005
Rector Girl Scout Amy DeMent, nine-year-old daughter of Stephen and Sandra DeMent, is among local Girl Scouts selling the organization's popular cookies through this week. Amy displays a box of Trefoils and an order form showing the many other varieties of delicious cookies available. (Democrat photo/Nancy Kemp)

Rector Girl Scouts are working hard this week completing orders for the always-popular Girl Scout cookies.

With eight varieties available, there is sure to be a cookie to tempt everyone. Buyers can choose from Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Double Dutch, Lemons Coolers and All Abouts, all made by Little Brownie Baker, a division of Keebler and now a division of Kelloggs.

Cookie sales will continue through Sunday, Jan. 23, with delivery and direct sales taking place in February through late-March.

The cookies sell for $3.50 per box, with the individual troop retaining a portion of the proceeds to support troop activities, events, trips and service projects for the community. All the proceeds, after paying the baker, remain in the 12 counties in Northeast Arkansas served by the Girl Scouts of Crowley's Ridge Council.

Council proceeds from the cookie sales are used to provide programs and services for members, recruit and train Girl Scout volunteers, provide financial assistance for membership

and camperships, and offer handbooks and leaders guides at no charge to volunteers.

Anyone who does not know a Girl Scout and has not been contacted about purchasing cookies may call Rector Scout leader Sandra DeMent, 870-595-3658, or phone the cookie hotline at 1-800-932-2833 to get the cookies they crave.

Girl Scouts of Crowley's Ridge Council is a non-profit United Way organization, which serves over 5,400 girls and adults in 12 Northeast Arkansas counties through a variety of programs and activities.

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