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Columbus area restaurants face off in 2nd annual Girl Scout Cookie Competition

(Image courtesy of Girl Scouts of Historic GA) (Image courtesy of Girl Scouts of Historic GA)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, along with its sister councils across the country, will be once again participating in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls from the Columbus area a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and door-to-door sales.

This year’s celebration will also give local restaurants an opportunity to participate in the fun by offering a delicious variety of Girl Scout Cookie savory and sweet creations. 

From Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28, restaurants across the Columbus area will offer their own unique Girl Scout Cookie dishes.

The public will then vote on their favorite offering at www.gshg.org and the winning restaurant will be presented with the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Culinary Competition trophy and win the ultimate cookie bragging rights!

The seven participating restaurants are Café LeRue, Cerrone’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Freeze Frame Yogurt Shoppe, Locos Grill & Pub, Richelle’s Bakery, The Black Cow and Wood Stone Restaurant.

This year there are two categories: savory and sweet. Winners will be determined by a combination of People’s Choice votes and judges scores. Judging will take place at the Girl Scout Service Center on 13th Avenue on Friday, Feb. 26. 

"Girl Scout Cookies are about so much more than a tasty treat,” said Sue Else, CEO of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. “They are about teaching girls financial literacy, basic business skills and instilling a lifelong sense of civic responsibility that creates leaders. We are so grateful that these wonderful restaurants and chefs are helping draw attention to the Girl Scout Cookie Program and everything it does to help prepare the next generation of female leaders." 

One hundred percent of the net revenue raised through Girl Scout Cookie sales in the Columbus area stays with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia and its troops.

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