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Breckenridge Girl Scouts deliver donated cookies to Hometown Heroes

Breckenridge Girl Scouts deliver donated cookies to Hometown Heroes
July 08
10:22 2021

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

A lot of things changed over the past year as people all over the world, including Breckenridge, Texas, learned to deal with consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the restrictions and precautions in place, a couple of things continued on, giving us a touchstone of normalcy: (1) Breckenridge’s local Girl Scout Troop 8356 still sold cookies, and (2) the girls did everything they could to make sure the community’s heroes were honored.

Girl Scout Troop 8356 delivered cases of cookies to some of the Hometown Heroes at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center this week. Pictured, from left, are Athena Sanders, Rihana Fuller, Kiffany Crawford, Rylee Fuller and Rachel Burchett. (Photo courtesy of Kim Fuller/Girl Scout Troop 8356)

In the past, the Girl Scouts have shipped cookies to U.S. military members through the “Troop to Troop Program.” This year, the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains council expanded the program and renamed it “Cookies for Heroes.” Nurses, doctors, firefighters, police, Sheriff’s Office employees, ambulance and military have been included in the cookies donation program.

The girls collect donations during their cookie sales, and this past week, they went around town delivering cookies to the community’s Hometown Heroes, troop leader Kim Fuller said.

“The girls went from one side of town to the other to drop off cookies that had been donated during our Hometown Heroes Campaign,” she said. “The girls stopped at Breckenridge Medical Clinic, Stephens County Hospital, VFW, Breckenridge Police Department, Breckenridge Fire Department, Stephens County Sheriff’s Dept, AMR Emergency Services and Resource Care. We still have to deliver some cookies to Hubbard Creek and Wayland Volunteer Fire Departments.”

The girls also gave four cases of cookies to the National Guard when they came to town to do the COVID-19 vaccine clinics, and they also previously distributed four cases of cookies that were sent to troops currently serving in the military away from home.

“During cookie season, the girls approached various businesses and asked if they would like to sponsor cookies for our Hometown Heroes,” Fuller explained.

Sponsoring the program were A&S Diesel and Automotive, PUB Construction, McKelvain Family Cattle Drive, Loftis Family, First National Bank Albany/Breckenridge, Freeman Grapevine Automotive, H&H Garden Center and Walmart Supercenter Breckenridge.

“That does not include the many individuals that contributed to the Cookies for Heroes Campaign at our cookie booth locations,” she continued.

In total, the community donated about 24 cases of cookies to be given to the Hometown Heroes. That’s almost 300 boxes of cookies.

The girls still have four cases of cookies that they purchased with the troop’s proceeds, and they would like to find sponsors for those 48 boxes of cookies. That way, more heroes can enjoy the cookies and the Scouts can use the money to help facilitate some of the community service projects they have scheduled to do this year.

To contact Fuller about sponsoring some cookies for Hometown Heroes, call her at 682-564-3980 or send a message through the troop’s Facebook page, which is under the name “Breckenridge Texas SU753 Girl Scout Troop 8356.”

 

Cutline, top photo: The Girl Scouts of Breckenridge’s Troop 8356 delivered cookies to the staff at American Medical Response (AMR) this week. As part of the Hometown Heroes program, they also delivered or sent cookies to U.S. military troops, the National Guard members who visited Breckenridge, as well as the local heroes at the Breckenridge Medical Clinic, Stephens County Hospital, VFW, Breckenridge Police Department, Breckenridge Fire Department, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Resource Care. They also will deliver some cookies to Hubbard Creek and Wayland volunteer fire departments. (Photo courtesy of Kim Fuller/Girl Scout Troop 8356)


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