The members of Girl Scout Troop 15057 came to the April meeting of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and its Auxiliary bearing gifts. The gifts weren't for the VFW and Auxiliary members, but for the troops they support who are deployed overseas in harm's way. Forty-eight boxes of famous Girl Scout cookies were given to the deployed troops, via the VFW. The girls wanted to help the troops with their gift, and their leaders knew exactly the best way to get the cookies overseas -- let the VFW and its Auxiliary add them to the "goodie boxes" they send to the men and women in uniform serving in exotic places like Afghanistan or Iraq.
The Post and Auxiliary members thanked the girls on behalf of the troops who will be the final beneficiary of the co-op project, and promised to get them sent off with other "goodies" soon. The VFW and Auxiliary members will add the cookies to the boxes they pack with travel-size toiletry items, books, magazines and treats.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.