The Edmond Sun

April 25, 2013

Girl Scouts honor military men, women


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — On Saturday, Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma will wrap up the 2013 Cookie Sale by hosting Operation Cookie Drop, which benefits U.S. servicemen and women overseas. Operation Cookie Drop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mary Nichols’ Family Leadership Center at 6100 N. Robinson Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

As part of the annual cookie sale, GSWESTOK cookie customers are given the opportunity to purchase cookies that get sent to the men and women of the military serving overseas. During Operation Cookie Drop, these donated cookies are given to a representative of each branch of the armed forces. This year, Girl Scouts across western Oklahoma were able to sell more than 1,300 cases of cookies for Operation Cookie Drop.

The program is especially important to Girl Scout Daisy Laci Wright from Troop 22. Her dad’s cousin, Master Sergeant Adam Benjamin, was a Marine killed during a tour of duty in Afghanistan in August 2009.

The 2013 cookie sale was Laci’s first chance to participate in the Operation Cookie Drop program. She was motivated to continue to honor her dad’s cousin by making sure the members of his platoon get to have a little taste of home while they are away. “I’m selling these cookies because I’m taking care of Adam’s guys,” Laci said.

Operation Cookie Drop is GSWESTOK’s Gift of Caring project. We invite you to participate in Operation Cookie Drop by purchasing cookies for the military. There are 400 cases left to be sold through this program. Contact the Product Sales Department at 405-528-4475 or email cookies@gswestok.org to donate.