Girls appreciate support

To the Editor:

The Martin County/Fairmont Girl Scouts would like to thank all parents, individuals, businesses and organizations who supported the girls in their recent cookie sale. A big thank you goes out to Judy Botzet, as Service Unit product program chairwoman, and to all the troop cookie chairpersons for organizing, collecting and keeping track of the cookies.

Thanks to Hy-Vee, Wal-Mart, Shopko, Perkins, Fareway Foods and Five Lakes Center for allowing our troops to hold booth sales on their premises. Thanks also to those churches, businesses and organizations that worked with individual troops on their booth sales.

Thanks for the continuing support of the community: Grace Lutheran Church, where the girls held their Cookie Rally; Gemini Studios for promoting on the local access TV; First Farmers & Merchants for use of its electronic billboard; and the local newspapers: the Sentinel, Photo Press, Martin County Star and Truman Tribune for all their publicity on the cookie program made this another successful year.

Finally, a big thanks to all of our customers. The girls sold more than 26,000 boxes of cookies this year. Selling cookies plays a vital role in supporting our local troops, camps and facilities, along with scholarships from council to the girls. We appreciate your continuing support and hope to see you next year.

Karen Munsch,

publicity chairwoman

Service Unit cookie program

& Jennifer Nielson and Judy Botzet

Service Unit co-managers

Fairmont