Last chance to buy Girl Scout cookies!: ‘Cookies Now!!’ drive lasts through April 1

Hurry! This is your last chance to buy Girl Scout cookies for 2007!

“Cookies Now!!,” the Girl Scouts’ annual cash and carry cookie program, runs through April 1. Cookies Now!! is the final phase of the Girl Scouts—Rock River Valley Council’s cookie program, and allows people to buy Girl Scout Cookies through direct sales to the public.

All Cookies Now!! locations accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, cash and checks payable to Girl Scouts.

All eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies will be on sale for $3.50 a box: Lemonades, Thanks-a-Lot, Carmel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Cartwheels, Shortbread, and Thin Mints. Girls will be selling cookies at various times Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Cookies Now!! tables set up inside area locations.

Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program benefit troop activities and support Girl Scout programs, including the maintenance of Camp Medill McCormick, camp scholarships, Wider Opportunities (national and international study programs), membership assistance and outreach programs.

Girl Scouts—Rock River Valley Council helps more than 5,000 local girls in Boone, Ogle and Winnebago counties build courage, confidence and character.

Rock River Valley Council will also host a Cookie Drive-thru at their Rockford location, 2101 Auburn St., at the corner of Ridge and Auburn, Saturday, March 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. Community members are encouraged to drive by and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from the comfort of their cars.

The Girl Scout Cookie Drive-Thru will accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, cash and checks payable to Girl Scouts.

Cookies Now!! participating locations include the following:

Belvidere locations—Kmart, 500 W. Chrysler Drive; Shopko, 1400 Big Thunder Blvd.

Byron locations—Startime Video, 211 N. Walnut St.; Value Fresh Foods, 415 W. Blackhawk Drive.

Loves Park locations—Sears, 1515 E. Riverside Blvd.; Rock Valley Credit Union, 1201 Clifford Ave.

Oregon location—Max Media, 101 N. Third St.

Rockford locations—American T.V. Appliance & Furniture, 6651 E. State St.; Associated Bank, 3333 N. Rockton Ave.; Dick’s Sporting Goods, 6380 E. State St.; Girl Scouts—Rock River Valley Council, 2101 Auburn St.; Chicago/Rockford International Airport, 2 Airport Circle; Heritage Credit Union, 5959 E. State St.; Heritage Credit Union, 634 N. Church St.; Kmart, 5909 E. State St.; Kmart, 1321 Sandy Hollow Rd.; Midtowne Marketplace, 203 Seventh St.; Sam’s Club, Perryville Road; SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1400 E. State St.

from the March 28-April 3, 2007, issue

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