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Scouts Donate Big Bucks to Centennial

Brownies presented a check from cookie sales at the Borough Council meeting. Which is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

That's a lot of cookies — $600 worth of Girl Scout cookies, that is.

That was the sort of kudo-laced rumbling that could be heard from the public and officials as a troop of third grade Fair Haven Brownies presented a check for $600 from cookie sales proceeds to the Foundation of Fair Haven at the Monday night meeting.

The foundation, a 501C3 non-profit, takes in funds for the celebration slated for June and centennial-inspired events.

"The money the girls donated will help offset the cost of the centennial," Councilwoman Susan Sorenson said. "What a great job they did. Everyone loves those cookies and it was so nice of them to get involved in the centennial in that way."

It was no surprise that when the subject of Girl Scout cookies came up, anyone within earshot started recounting their favorite "flavor" and the memories attached.

Sorenson said her all-time favorite has always been Samoas. She told Patch she's a Samoa hoarder from way back. What about you? Share your favorite cookie and associated memory in the comments section below ... Come on, we know you have one!

Christine Rego May 31, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I like the Tagalongs ....oh and the Thin Mints are good if you keep them in the freezer....... :)
Cindy Brady June 01, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I agree Christine........Thin mints are the best.......Nice story too.
Elaine Van Develde June 01, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Yes, in the freezer is a must with Thin Mints, girls. Is it really Cindy Brady or have I had too many cookies?
Cindy brady June 03, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Yes I actually am a Cindy Brady.......
Churd June 14, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Thin mints are my fave too. My most vivid cookie memory dates to sometime in the early 70's, when I sold the most cookies in my troop (we met in Bingham Hall). As a "reward" for this success, my mother was appointed cookie chairman for the whole county. Her job entailed receiving and distributing a tractor-trailer load of cookies through our living room on the border between Rumson and Fair Haven. The roof of the cookie truck was eye-level out my second-floor bedroom window when it arrived...god knows how it got down the driveway! After the cookies were offloaded, the house was invaded (happily) by an army of troop leaders and volunteers. Orders were grouped by town, then troop, and in less than a week all that was left in our house was one lonesome carton (12 boxes maybe?) of Peanut Butter Patties. Sigh -- the only flavor none of us liked...


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