Girl Scout cookies hit RF: 3/4 million of themA semi-trailer and attached pony loaded with Girl Scout cookies pulled into the National Guard Armory in River Falls, Wednesday morning -- another foreshadowing of spring.
Girl Scout cookies hit River Falls Wednesday morning, all 5,500 cases of them.
A snaking line of 15 mini-vans and sport utility vehicles looped around the armory parking lot as four Girl Scout employees toted cases of Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs from trailer to trunks.
Tina Boeh, product sales manager with Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin River Valleys watched over the process.
Boeh said sales are off perhaps 3 percent from previous years but that still meant 5,500 cases, each loaded with 12 boxes of cookies, were off-loaded in town.
Throughout the day, troop leaders and other volunteers shuttled cases of cookies to homes and at least one business -- the River Falls Journal warehouse -- for sorting into delivery lots.
Those who've not yet had the chance to purchase cookies can look for Girl Scouts to be selling at various venues around River Falls in the coming month.
Scouts will have sales tables set up this Saturday and next weekend near the entrances of Dick's Fresh Market and Econofoods in River Falls. Sales will occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.