Thursday, March 21, 2013

Girl Scout Cookie Money Theft

Many of you have probably heard about the man and woman who stole a cash box from a group of Taylorsville Girl Scouts last Saturday. The girls were selling Girl Scout cookies in front of the Taylorsville Walmart.

Tribune Story   Deseret News Story

Luckily our Taylorsville UPD officers were able to identify the vehicle, which has led to an arrest of the suspects. 

We are excited to host this Girl Scout Troop here at City Hall this Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. They will be in the lobby of the building selling Girl Scout cookies. 

It has been amazing to see the outpouring of support from the community for these Girl Scouts. We've had residents call us to find out when they could come buy cookies, an outpouring of support on our Facebook page, and throughout the community. We even had a man in Texas call and mail $100 for us to buy cookies from this troop. We plan to give some of those cookies to our great UPD officers who worked so hard to catch these criminals quickly. We will also have some on hand to use here at City Hall when we have visitors come for meetings. We are fast becoming known as, "The Girl Scout City," and we couldn't think of a better organization to unite with.

The girls told me through Facebook that they were "nervous, but excited" to try selling cookies again. They stopped by City Hall the other day to give Mayor Rechtenbach a Thank You note. All the girls signed it and they shook the Mayor's hand - one even gave him a hug. 

One thing I love about this story is how the community has come together. Even this particular Girl Scout Troop is trying to give back. I spoke with Jeanette Williams, the girl's leader. She has signed the troop up to help with the Taylorsville Clean-up/Comcast Cares Day on April 27. She said they are so appreciative to the city and they want to give back. What a great thing!

 Mayor Jerry Rechtenbach with Girl Scout Troop 2532

Congressman Jim Matheson came to buy Girl Scout cookies. 

Representative Jim Dunnigan came to support the Troop.

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