Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Girl Scout Cookies
These cookies freeze very well, we've kept girl scout cookies in the freezer for almost a year with out any lost of taste.
In stock at the Visitors Center Blenko Glass has the Logo Marshall and WVU plates, also a selection of green, navy and crystal plates w/o logo. Bowls are available in many different colors. Serve your Girl Scout Cookies on a made in West Virginia by West Virginia craftsmen plate or bowl.
You can MEET THE COOKIES at http://www.girlscoutcookies.org/meetThe Girl Scouts of America’s Black Diamond Council plans to launch its annual cookie sale Friday in the 59 counties it serves in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Ohio.A new cookie called Dulce de Leche joins Samoas, Thin Mints and other favorites in this year’s lineup. The new cookie has caramel chips and caramel stripes. All varieties cost $3.50 per box.
Webmaster Steve found the following info about Girl Scout Cookies on the web:
Girl Scout cookies are any of several varieties of cookies sold by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) as a fundraiser for their local scout units. Members of the GSUSA have been selling cookies since 1917 to raise funds. Top-selling girls can earn prizes for their efforts. There are also unit incentives if the unit as a whole does well. In 2005, over 200 million boxes were sold.
The first record of cookie sales by an individual scout unit was by the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in December 1917. In 1922, the Girl Scout magazine The American Girl suggested cookie sales as a fund-raiser and provided recipes. In 1933, Girl Scouts in Philadelphia organized the first official sale, selling homemade cookies in the windows of local utility companies. The first Girl Scout cookie recipe was a sugar cookie. In 1936 the national organization began licensing commercial bakers to produce cookies. The Boy Scouts had the original idea of selling food (popcorn) in 1914. Later, they invented tagalongs (peanut butter patties) and gave the idea to the Girl Scouts in 1956
During World War II the Girl Scouts sold calendars rather than cookies, due to shortages of flour, sugar, and butter.
If a neighbor girlscout or her parents don't ask you to buy check out the website, they will have someone contact you. For additonal info on these delicious cookies open the link below.
To learn more about Blenko Glass check out http://www.blenkoproject.org/ .