Events Scheduled For National Girl Scout Cookie Day On Friday

Thursday, February 7, 2013

National Girl Scout Cookie Day is Friday. Girls are asking cookie lovers to buy or order more boxes in honor of their success in running the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world. Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians troops earned more than a million dollars for their troop treasuries in 2012.

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will be taking orders in person through Feb. 10 and online reservations at IWantCookies.org.

Cookie fans are invited to stop by the Girl Scout office at 1936 Dayton Boulevard in Chattanooga between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for free cookie samples. Meanwhile, Girl Scouts dressed in cookie costumes and twirling signs will also be giving out cookie samples to the lunch crowd at the Frazier Avenue-River Street Shopping Complex from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  

Home-schooled Girl Scouts will hit the road in a decorated cookie caravan to ride along a Meals on Wheels route, delivering cookies and smiles to meal recipients from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This is expected to be the most special part of the day, and the council is excited to partner with Meals on Wheels. The Girl Scout Mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and charter, who make the world a better place.

Girls will also deliver milk and cookies to volunteers at the American Red Cross from 8:40-9 a.m. and look inside an emergency response vehicle. They will bring milk and cookies to the staff and volunteers at the McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center from 2-2:30 p.m. and get a shelter tour.

Follow the fun on facebook.com/GSCSA or on Twitter (@GirlScoutCSA). Girl Scouts will be posting photos from every stop along the caravan. People who don’t know Girl Scouts are invited to tweet IWantCookies.org as a way to reserve cookies.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls build skills for life. According to a survey from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 85 percent of Girl Scout “cookie entrepreneurs” learn money management by developing budgets, taking cookie orders, and handling customers’ money. Eighty-three percent build business ethics; 80 percent learn goal setting; 77 percent improve decision making; and 75 percent develop people skills.

All the revenue earned from cookie activities—every penny after paying the baker—stays with the local Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians covers 46 counties from Southwest Virginia, through all of East Tennessee, and into North Georgia with the support of United Way and Community Chest organizations. Its mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  


Heritage House Arts And Civic Center Events

Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, a center of the Chattanooga Department of Youth and Family Development, 1428 Jenkins Road in Chattanooga, announces the following free community events: Craft 'n' Crop Creatives Group - every first Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/172624443749/ Russian and International Film Series in conjunction ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: WILLIAM ARTHUR FORBES                             ASHLEY JANE HOWARD 1801 S  HOLTZCLAW AVENUE                          1801 S  HOLTZCLAW AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404 ... (click for more)

Man With Gun Runs From Police At Hamilton Place Mall; Pushes Shoppers Out Of The Way

A man who was found to be armed with a handgun was chased by police early Saturday afternoon. He pushed shoppers out of the way during the pursuit, which included racing down an escalator.   Erwin J. Rogers, 22, of 6111 Nottingham Dr., is facing multiple charges.    Around 1:50 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers working at the Hamilton Place Mall ... (click for more)

Arrest Made In Sunday Night Murder In LaFayette

An arrest has been made in a murder in LaFayette, Ga., on Sunday night. The Walker County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating thehomicide that was reported to the Sheriff's Office at about  7:25 p.m.   Law enforcement officers, Walker County Emergency Services and the coroner worked the crime scene on Wheeler Road ... (click for more)

The Tax Assessor's Sneak Attack On Dual Taxpayers

State law requires a reappraisal of properties every four years. The Tax Assessor's Office has always been responsible for that task. A state law was passed several years ago that allows the cost to shift to individual towns and cities that lie within Hamilton County. Just because the tax assessor can legally abuse dual city/county taxpaying property owners doesn't mean he should. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Sleep, Kelly’s On Watch

As the most intense week begins in President-elect Donald’s Trump’s ascent to become the most powerful man in the world, it is now strikingly obvious he has surrounded himself with the greatest collection of leaders to ever fill a Presidential cabinet. Each is a proven winner, be it in business, the military, or national affairs. Last week a confirmation hearing were heard for ... (click for more)