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Scouts sell cookies on Main Street to help those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq

Brownies from Hearst Elementary ready to pack boxes for troops

Brownie Girl Scouts sold cookies this weekend on Main Street as part of their Troop 32458's effort to raise donations to send supplies to Pleasanton men and women serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Scout leader Linda Taggart said the service project by the troop is being coordinated through the Pleasanton Military Families organization. The Brownies are in the second grade at Hearst Elementary School.

"It's our service project for the Scout organization," Taggart said. "The girls will pack the boxes and use the proceeds we receive from cookie sales to send cookies and other supplies to the troops. We can send cookies through the month of March; after that, it becomes too hot over there to send these kinds of supplies."

Working with Taggart in helping the Brownies were Theresa Moore and Sandy Fujino, whose daughters also are members of the Hearst school troop.

Fujino's son Kyle is a lance corporal in the Marines currently stationed in Afghanistan. He joined the Marines shortly after graduating in 2009 from Foothill High School and is on a seven-month deployment.

"He left for Afghanistan last September and you can bet that we are counting every day until he comes home, which is right around the corner," Sandy Fujino said. "It's a very tough deployment for our boys over there and we're excited for him to come back."

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Posted by Patrice Frizzell
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Thank you to Brownie Troop 32458 for thinking of our troops far away in Iraq and Afghanistan! I stopped by on Saturday to buy cookies for me and for the troops!! I was delighted to see that big box full of donated cookies. Just imagine those big smiles when the guys and girls open their care packages and see boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. What a great treat. They really need to feel our love and gratitude during this very, very tough time over there. Thank you Pleasanton, for once again showing your support of these fine men and women in our military.
Pat Frizzell, Chairman, Pleasanton Military Families Support Group


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