MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Girl scouts with troop 391 out of Raleigh, N.C., delivered 600 cases of cookies to Cherry Point June 5 in support of Operation Cookie Drop.
Operation Cookie Drop is a Girl Scout program in its ninth year that delivers cookies to North Carolina military installations.
“The whole reason we do this is so the girls can learn a lot about what’s going on with our military,” said Amy Vitale, the product sales manager with the Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines counsel. “With some of our military overseas and some coming back, these deliveries are a good way to let service members know we are thinking about them.”
The cookies were delivered to Marine Air Control Group 28 supply where they will be evenly distributed among units at Cherry Point, Beaufort, New River, Bogue and Afghanistan.
“When the Marines heard about Operation Cookie Drop, they didn’t know what it was,” said Gunnery Sgt. Victor Gonzales, the warehouse chief with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing supply. “As soon as I told them what it was, they were very excited.”
Richard Przybyscewski, a retired major whose daughter helped deliver cookies, said that the delivery was a great experience for his daughter.
“The girls do a lot of work and are a phenomenal part of the Girl Scout program,” said Przybyscewski. “This will definitely help teach them a life lesson.”