Eh? Girl Scouts speed up deliveryGirl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines say they are changing the “Cookie Program Activity” to a direct-sales model.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Girl Scouts speed up delivery
We always wondered about that old Girl Scout business model.
Sure, the cute little girl at your doorstep is a winning approach, but why do they make you wait for weeks to get your cookies?
Well, they don’t do that anymore. Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines say they are changing the “Cookie Program Activity” to a direct-sales model.
“No more order and delivery,” they say. “Cookies now!”
What does this mean for you? It means Girl Scouts will have inventory (that means cookies) in hand when they knock on your door. And they’re starting this weekend.
Booth sales start Feb. 25 and the whole thing wraps up March 20.
“This new procedure gives customers instant cookie gratification,” say the Girl Scouts.
To find cookies, volunteer or join Girl Scouts, go to www.gslakesandpines.org.
If not Dallas, then Ashland
Hoo boy, there’s a lot going on this week in Dallas for all you Packer fans.
Too bad you can’t afford to go there for Super Bowl XLV. But you can go to downtown Ashland for what they are promising will be a “huge Super Bowl Parade” starting at 2 p.m. Saturday.
“There will be many floats, decorated cars and trucks, Packer bands, walkers, groups of fans, the National Guard, VFW and even a hay wagon filled with Packer fans,” said the Packer enthusiasts at the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce.
FYI, there is still time to enter the parade. Call the Ashland Chamber at (800) 284-9484.
P.S. They asked us to say “Go Pack Go!!!!” but we will not.
It’s ‘Love to Read’ month
United Way Success by 6 and the Duluth Public
Library are celebrating “I Love to Read” month with Cozy Pajama Story Time for children.
Free to the public, Cozy Pajama Story Time takes place 6:30 p.m. every Thursday this month at the Main Library, 520 W. Superior St.
Story titles include “Jazz Baby,” “Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock” and others. It’s geared for kids up to about 8 years old. Even babies.
And it’s Groundhog Day
The fact is you don’t need an actual groundhog to know whether a groundhog would see its shadow on Groundhog Day.
All you need is something that can cast a shadow.
So visit the Lake Superior Zoo today to see if any of their animals see their shadows. They’ll be watching at 11 a.m. for their prairie dogs and their porcupine, Spike, to emerge (can they tell time?).
“As our prairie dogs and porcupines are neighbors, they may decide to come out together to forecast the coming weather as a team,” say the zoo folks.
Your cheat sheet: If the animals see their shadows, there will be six more weeks of winter to endure. If they don’t see their shadows, we will be enjoying an early spring.
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