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Connie Chavez Villarreal

Girl Scout Volunteers Deliver Cookies by the Car Load as Eager Customers Await their Cookie Delivery

HOUSTON (Feb. 17, 2009) – The Cookies are Here! For almost a month, young entrepreneurs-in-training took orders for cookies as part of the country’s premier financial literacy program for girls - the annual Girl Scout cookie sale. On Saturday, Feb. 7, amidst delivery trucks, forklifts and endless rows of cookie cases, volunteers worked their way down a long line of waiting cars as hundreds of Girl Scout troops picked up their cookie order at Graebel Warehouse, located at 10901 Tanner Rd.

Parents picked up box after box of delicious Girl Scout cookies, which will be delivered to anxious customers in the following days. Another couple hundred troops picked up cookie orders on Valentine’s Day at Gulf Greyhound Race Park for San Jacinto Council’s second Cookie Mega Drop.

There’s still time to satisfy your cookie craving! Beginning February 20, girls will be offering cookies at cookie booths outside of grocery stores and other retail venues. The sale ends March 29. The public can call 1-888-GS-COOKIE or enter their zip code and be directed to the nearest Girl Scout Cookie Booth.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 65,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit