Valley Girl Scouts sell 40,400 boxes

Letter to the Editor

Thanks to all the hungry residents of the Snoqualmie Valley!

For the past few weeks you could hardly miss seeing Girl Scouts everywhere offering you the opportunity to buy cookies. This would not have been possible without Therese Eck, a service unit cookie mom who personally handled every one of those boxes.

From the initial delivery of 38,000 boxes standing 10 feet high on pallets, to each additional case of cookies she picked up at the cookie cupboard, Therese made sure each girl had all the cookies she could possibly want. Next time you see Therese, please be sure to thank her for the uncountable hours she spent making cookies sales so successful.

Thank you also to the more than 300 Girl Scouts in the Valley who spent over 600 hours at stores, gas stations and ski lodges selling cookies. Not only do the proceeds make it possible for these girls to go to camp, take field trips, do service projects and many other great troop activities, it will also help to upgrade and maintain the camp grounds for Girl Scouts around Western Washington.

A huge “thank you” to these businesses and their managers in Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass for letting the girls stand outside, offering cookies to your customers. Without your kindness, we couldn’t have been this successful. We ask the residents of the Valley, and especially Girl Scout families, to continue to support the businesses that so generously support Girl Scouts. In Fall City: Family Market, Sno Falls Credit Union, Fall City Market and Deli. In Snoqualmie: Bibo’s Coffee, Snoqualmie Market and the folks at Snoqualmie Falls park. In North Bend: Chevron Gas, Safeway, QFC, Nteriors, Ken’s Gas and Bank of America. And thanks to The Summit at Snoqualmie.

Finally, thank you Valley residents for purchasing so many cookies and giving the girls the opportunity to gain the skills that selling cookies offers. It’s amazing what one little cookie can do!

Lynn Wunder, co-service

unit manager

North Bend