With the help of local businesses, over 30 cases of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to troops overseas through the Girls Scouts’ Operation Cookie Drop.
“In lieu of buying cookies, local businesses purchased a box or case of cookies to be sent to our troops,” said Debbie Schantz Troop Leader.
Partnering with the Blue Star Mom’s of Yuba City, the Girl Scouts collected donations from businesses and the cookies were delivered to Beale Air Force Base where they were distributed to troops over seas.
“We had tremendous support from our businesses, and we want to thank them for their support,” said Schantz.
Operation Cookie Drop is a National Girl Scout initiate that teaches the girl the importance of giving back to their community and – in some small way – thank our military personnel.
According to the National Girl Scouts Organization, more than 145,000 boxes of cookies were donated.
“We hope to double our numbers next year,” said Schantz who added that they would resume the program in January 2018 when cookie sales resume.
Businesses that participated include the Williams Pioneer Review, Reading Oil Inc., Les Schwab Tires, Davison Drug and Stationery, N&S Tractor, Kittle’s Outdoor, Clark & Nelson Attorneys at Law, Colusa Hearing Aid Center, All Star Realty, Richie’s Florist, Stohlman Enterprises Inc., Colusa Legal Support Services, Mark Morris, Jackpot Food Mart, Laura Cervantes Day Care, Mark & Sandy Ottenwalter, Generations, and Messicks.■