For local girl scout troops, the timing of the COVID-19 pandemic couldn't have been worse. It came right in the middle of cookie season, when girls are selling cookies to help pay for a trip to summer camp.
Stuck with cases of cookies, the girls had to get creative to get rid of the inventory. So they started calling on local businesses who might be interested in treating their employees, or donating to local organizations.
Peoples Bank purchased six cases of cookies from two Girl Scouts: Brooklyn Sedlock from Troop #325 of Indianola and Noelle Carlson of Troop #97 in Knoxville.
"Investing in your community means helping out when there's a need," said Peoples Bank President Kevin Halterman. "This gave us a great opportunity to help support some young entrepreneurs."
Some cookies went to postal workers in Indianola, Carlisle and Pleasantville. The remaining were donated to the workers and residents of the Carlisle Center for Assisted Living and the Pleasant Care Living Center in Pleasantville.