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Back to the Post Office

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Listen up y’all. First of all I would like to thank everyone who has already come through for Izze’s Cookies For The Troops Campaign. That said, as a doting father it is my sworn duty to put in one last plug for her drive. Today is the last day of the drive and she is still a little short of her goal… although between you and me, thanks to you all, she will be sending a more than a respectable number of boxes to our brave men and women serving in our Armed Forces. The drive will be over at nine PM Eastern Time and six PM West Coast time. I’m reprinting her original entry her:

A message from Izze………Hi everyone……As you will see in the iMovie my mom helped me make, it’s Girl Scout Cookie season and I have decided to do something a little different. It is my wish to have all of my orders for Girl Scout cookies go directly to the troops. If you are interested in helping me with this campaign there is no need to choose specific cookies. For instance, thin mints cannot be sent overseas, so we choose a very nice selection of everything else to send, then we will donate them to the troops who are serving in all branches of the Armed Forces. You can send your orders via email and the check (made out to Black Diamond Girl Scout Troop 1328 ) to me at the Ranch…..c/o Vanessa Kaukonen, Fur Peace Ranch, Inc., 39495 St Clair Rd., Pomeroy, Ohio 45769. Cookies are $4 per box….so hopefully you are smarter than a third grader and you add it correctly. The deadline for the orders and the money is January 30th. Please email Vanessa at to let her know if you will be sending anything so you can be included in today’s final count. Thank you all so much!!!

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  1. Comment made on January 31, 2014 by Rich G

    I would order 10 boxes, not sure if it’s too late. Wish I had seen this sooner! Let me know if I can still order! Great job Izze!

  2. Comment made on January 31, 2014 by johno

    Good job Izze. You’ll put many smiles on many troops faces. You are so cute. Congratulations.

  3. Comment made on January 31, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    Miss Izze: You did your very best — and that is always better than nothing.
    So, chill-out on Sunday and watch “The Puppy Bowl” on t.v.
    (My dog, Poody loves that show: He has stocked-up on snacks and is ready to PAR-TY!!!)

  4. Comment made on January 31, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    Steve: If so, I believe that Miss Izze thanks you.
    If you sent it, from within the continental USA, it should get to Ohio today.
    If you e-mailed your “order pledge” to Vanessa: she has your pledge order.

  5. Comment made on January 30, 2014 by Steve Comeau

    The check is in the mail. Seriously. I sent it a few days ago. 🙂

  6. Comment made on January 30, 2014 by Vanessa

    Everyone…….we are in awe of your generosity. Izze is so happy that everyone dug her idea of donating cookies to the troops. She’s 86 boxes from her goal. WOW! WOW! WOW!

  7. Comment made on January 30, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    Cute photo of Izze. (Photo by Vanessa?)

  8. Comment made on January 30, 2014 by johno

    C’mon friends – Izze needs 200 people pledge 5 boxes apiece. I sent in my pledge, little Izze needs your help now.

  9. Comment made on January 30, 2014 by doug mlyn

    OK, we cannot have Izze short of her goal. it just wouldn’t be right. I’ll take six boxes! Just sent an email to Vanessa. I hope this helps.

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