Pearl River Girl Scouts made their trips to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Tuesday for the annual cookie drop.
Troops from Pearl River sold $75,000 worth of cookies in 1,800 cases. However you want to break it down, that's a lot of , etc.
Donna McDonough is in her fifth year as the cookie chair for Pearl River. She said the labels and process put together by the Girl Scouts helps keep things running smoothly, though dealing with a different delivery company this year did change things.
McDonough and other volunteers help representatives from each troop load their boxes of cookies. She said was particularly busy when the drop for Pearl River began at 11 a.m.
They used to bring all of the cookies into the church, then bring them out as needed, but now they keep them in the truck or stacked next to it.
Nanuet troops had their drop Tuesday morning at St. Stephen's. Kathleen Considine and Theresa Gilliams are known as the "cookie ladies" because they organize the annual cookie drop each year. A huge truck parked in the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Tuesday morning to drop off case after case of girl scout cookies.
"We do this every year and we've been doing this for eight years now," said Gilliams. "We used to bring all the cookies into the church, sort them by troop and bring them all back outside.
“It’s also nice that it’s the 100th year anniversary of girl scouts,” said Considine. “Girl Scouts offered a special incentive this year; the girls get a 100th year patch if they sold 100 boxes and any troop that sold 100 more boxes this year than last year will get activity books for all scouts in that troop.”
Nanuet troops sold 1,840 cases of cookies.
Many of the troops will turn around and have cookie table set up to sell the extras. McDonough said that many people choose to donate their cookies.
"I tell them they don't have to take home the calories," McDonough said.