From Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana PR:
Girl Scout Cookies Arrive by The Thousands!
NASCAR Driver Ben Rhodes to open cookie warehouse by picking up hundreds of boxes of cookies and delivering to local veterans.
WHO: Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and NASCAR Driver Ben Rhodes
WHAT: NASCAR Champion Ben Rhodes will join thousands of Girl Scouts and troop leaders from across the area to pick up and deliver several hundred boxes of cookies during the opening of the Girl Scout Cookie Warehouse. Rhodes will transport the cookies to the local VA Hospital where he will be met by a group of local veterans and Girl Scout volunteers. This special “pick-up and delivery” marks the opening of the Girl Scout Cookie warehouse. Cookies donated to the veterans through Operation: Cookie, the council’s gift of caring program sponsored by Republic Bank and Trust, will be the first wave of the nearly 1.7 million boxes of cookies that will be delivered throughout the Kentuckiana area.
In an assembly line operation that rivals GE or Ford for its efficiency, Rhodes will join Girl Scout troop leaders and volunteers to fill his truck with Tagalongs, Thin Mints and the area’s most popular cookie, the Samoas. Rhodes will be greeted by a team of Girl Scout volunteers and local veterans who will help unload his truck and help distribute these classic cookies to some of the men and women who have and continue to serve this country.
While Rhodes and his team deliver these seasonal treats to area veterans, hundreds of Girl Scout staff members, volunteers and leaders will fill truck beds, trailers, U-hauls and car trunks with cookies that will be sold and distributed throughout the Kentuckiana area over the next month.
WHEN: Friday, February 17th @ 1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will begin loading Rhodes’ vehicle at 1:30 p.m.—shortly before hundreds of troops arrive to pick up the more than 147,000 cases of cookies that will be distributed and sold throughout the area.
The cookie warehouse will continue operating February 17 through February 20 during the hours listed below.
– Friday – 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
– Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
– Sunday – 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
– Monday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Berger Allied Warehouse, 3410 Robards Court, Louisville, KY
– The Girl Scout Cookie program teaches girls valuable business and leadership skills, including money management, goal setting, customer service and team building. A key component of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is Operation: Cookie which provides thousands of military troops with Girl Scout Cookies each year.
– Native Louisvillian Ben Rhodes is one of the country’s leading NASCAR drivers. A graduate of Holy Cross, Rhodes made his national racing debut at the age of 7 and currently competes in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series where he drives #27. Rhodes supports a number of local and national charities including those focused on supporting veterans and their families.
– Local Girl Scout Cookie booths will run February 19th through March 13th at area stores, malls, businesses and other public venues. Customers can find their nearest cookie booth at http://cookielocator.littlebrownie.com where they can type their zip code or address into a cookie locator tool, or download a cookie app for their phone.
– Troops use proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie program for trips and other fun activities, and for community service projects.
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