Pleasanton Weekly

News - March 11, 2011

Main Street cookie sales help Pleasanton military

Hearst Elementary students ready to pack boxes for troops

by Jeb Bing

Brownie Girl Scouts sold cookies last weekend on Main Street as part of their Troop 32458's effort to raise donations to send supplies to Pleasanton men and women serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Scout leader Linda Taggart said the service project by the troop is being coordinated through the Pleasanton Military Families organization. The Brownies are in the second grade at Hearst Elementary School.

"It's our service project for the Scout organization," Taggart said. "The girls will pack the boxes and then use the proceeds we receive from cookie sales to send cookies and other supplies to the troops. We can send cookies through the month of March; after that, it becomes too hot over there to send these kinds of supplies."

Working with Taggart in helping the Brownies were Theresa Moore and Sandy Fujino, whose daughters also are members of the Hearst school troop.

Fujino's son Kyle is a lance corporal in the Marines currently stationed in Afghanistan. He joined the Marines shortly after graduating in 2009 from Foothill High School and is on a seven-month deployment.

"He left for Afghanistan last September and you can bet that we are counting every day until he comes home, which is right around the corner," Sandy Fujino said. "It's a very tough deployment for our boys over there and we're excited for him to come back."

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