GLEN CARBON — Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ 2012 Girl Scout Fall Product Program was a success as more than 4,300 girls sold over $600,000 of the nuts, candies and magazines.

Girls who participated in the Fall Product Program benefit from “learning by earning,” developing valuable life skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Proceeds from the Fall Product Program help GSSI develop leadership programs for girls, recruit and train adult volunteers, improve and maintain camp properties and provide financial assistance so Girl Scouting is available to all girls.

Top Sellers for the program in Southern Illinois were Brittany Wright, Girl Scout Brownie from De Soto, Top Seller for the Jackson County area; Mariah Hopkins, Girl Scout Cadette from Mount Vernon, Top Seller for the Jefferson County area; Aydriana Simmons, Girl Scout Brownie from Buncombe, Top Seller for the Johnson/Pope County area; Kalea Marshall, Girl Scout Daisy from Marion, Top Seller for the East Williamson County area; Dominique Russell, Girl Scout Brownie from Metropolis, Top Seller for the Massac County area; Alexis Talbert, Girl Scout Daisy from Sesser, Top Seller for the North Franklin County area; Emalee Lazenby, Girl Scout Brownie from Pinckneyville, Top Seller for the Perry County area; Phoenix Anderson, Girl Scout Daisy from Sparta, Top Seller for the North Randolph County area; Kaylie Jo Springston, Girl Scout Daisy from Chester, Top Seller for the South Randolph County area; Brooklynn Campbell, Girl Scout Daisy from Norris City, Top Seller for the Shawnee area; Dalaney Plott, Girl Scout Ambassador from Anna, Top Seller for the Union/Pulaski/Alexander County area; Ryah Tennant, Girl Scout Brownie from Johnston City, Top Seller for the West Frankfort area; Maureen Corbell, Girl Scout Brownie from Herrin, Top Seller for the West Williamson County area.

“What a wonderful job our girls did during this year’s Fall Product Program,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI Chief Executive Officer. “The success of the Fall Product Program is due largely to the commitment from our girls, their parents, our fantastic volunteers and of course everyone who supported the girls by purchasing an item,” said Appoo.

GSSI serves approximately 14,000 girls and 4,800 adult volunteers throughout Southern Illinois. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region.

For more information call Tricia Higgins at 618-242-5079 or Jay Strobel at 618-692-0692.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.