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January 15, 2013

Cookie monsters

ATHENS — The Northeast Texas region of Girl Scouts recently held its first cookie rally to kick off the Girl Scout cookie selling season. The girls learned many lessons that come from cookie-selling and prepared themselves to sell cookies. Pictured are girls from kindergarten through high school from Henderson County. Adults pictured are Mandy Rodriguez, Janna Smiley and Carolyn Baron. So be on the lookout for your local Girl Scouts selling their cookies in Henderson County. For more information about Girl Scouts, visit gsnetx.com.

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