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Contacts: Tami De La Fuente, 713/292-0277
Melinda Smith, 713/417-2169

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Kicks-Off 52nd Annual Cookie Sale

Featuring Award-Winning Local Chefs and Their Original Recipes
Using Girl Scout Cookies!

(HOUSTON-January 2001) Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) will kick-off its annual Cookie Sale on Friday, January 12, 2001 at the Warwick Hotel’s La Fontaine Ballroom, 5701 Main St., from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. KTRK Channel 13’s Lisa Trapani will serve as Mistress of Ceremony.

Eight of Houston’s top chefs will create delectable desserts using Girl Scout Cookies. These original creations will be available for tasting at the event. Culinary celebrities include: Dennis Beauregard, Hunt Room, The Warwick Hotel; Mercer Mohr, La Reserve, Omni Houston Hotel; Monica Pope, Boulevard Bistrot; Emmy Vest and Lindsay Melroe, Café Annie; Jim Mills, Olivette Restaurant, Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa; Resa Kelly, Resa’s Prime Steakhouse; Stephen Crisman, Churrasco’s and Tim Keating, DeVille Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel.

Each chef is paired with a Girl Scout and together, they create a desert using our incredibly yummy Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Carmel deLites, Lemon Pastry Crème-Reduced Fat, Upside Down Frosted Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Sandwich, and Animal Treasures.

"You’d be surprised what a Girl Scout Cookie can build!" says Council Cookie Committee Chair Dianne Massie. "Selling Girl Scout Cookies helps girls to build strong, values, strong minds, strong spirit, strong skills, strong leadership, and strong communities. When you buy a box, you’re investing in a bright future," she adds.

Cookie Sale proceeds stay within the communities of the 21 southeast Texas counties served by GSSJC. GSSJC serves 50,000 girls and 13,000 adults. To order your cookies, call 1-888-GSCOOKIE.

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council l Brand Management & Fund Development Department
3110 Southwest Freeway l Houston, TX 77098