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Snow? No, we have cookies

Girl Scout Cookies Sales Kickoff Day

Scouts sold ten cases of cookies outside stores Green amount Crossing in Shiloh.
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Scouts sold ten cases of cookies outside stores Green amount Crossing in Shiloh.

Expected snow was a no-show for most of Saturday, but temperatures dropped steadily and the National Weather Service still was reporting a “hazardous weather outlook” in the area.

Much of the metro-east saw morning rain, and some areas had brief periods of rain and snow or snow that did not accumulate by Saturday evening.

The chilly and breezy weather didn’t deter Girl Scout Troop 344 for Central Elementary School from its first day of cookie sales on Saturday afternoon. Girls stood near the booth at H&R Block at Green Mount Plaza in Shiloh, ready to peddle their sugar to fund future exploits.

“My nose is, like, 100 percent frozen,” said Asha Wright, 6. Her bright blue Daisy uniform was on over her coat, and she was bundled with a hat and gloves as well.

The decision to sell on Saturday came about two weeks ago, troop leader Trudy Farrell said, and the troop hopes to be selling at the same spot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through January.

“It’s a fun thing,” said Girl Scout Jovanna Ray. “Because it snowed and I like snow.”

According to the weather service, Sunday should be sunny and cold, with a high near 20, and wind gusts reaching 25 mph.

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