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Middletown Transcript
  • Girl Scout cookies have arrived in the M.O.T.-area

  • Dozens of Girl Scouts and troop leaders stopped by Townsend Fire Hall on Tuesday to pick up the Girl Scout cookies they'll be delivering to homes throughout the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area in the coming days.
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  • Dozens of Girl Scouts and troop leaders stopped by Townsend Fire Hall on Tuesday to pick up the Girl Scout cookies they'll be delivering to homes throughout the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area in the coming days.
    The nearly 39,000 individual boxes of cookies were distributed to 49 troops in the M.O.T. area between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    And those are just the cookies that were ordered in advance after Jan. 11.
    Co-Service Unit Managers Nicci Johnson and Beth Esrey said another 10,000 to 20,000 boxes are expected to be sold at booths that will begin popping up in the community starting Feb. 14.
    "The 50,000 to 60,000 boxes we're likely to sell between now and the end of March is actually down from previous years," Johnson said. "We think that's the result of a combination of factors, including the economy and bad weather in recent weeks that has made it difficult for our girls to conduct door-to-door sales."
    This year, Girl Scouts in Delaware are offering six varieties of cookies, including Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and Savannah Smiles.
    For the third year in a row, the prices have remained unchanged at $4 per box. All proceeds from local sales are divided between the area troops and Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.
    To order cookies now, or to donate cookies to U.S. servicemen and women, as well as a variety of charitable organizations in Delaware, call the Cookie Hotline at 1-800-YUM-YUM2.

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