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Eve’s cookie drive pays off for troops

The tragic death of Eve Wilson as a result of a January traffic accident here resulted in organ transplants for multiple recipients and over 2000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies given to American military personnel returning from overseas. Eve was a dedicated Brownie and enjoyed selling the tasty cookies. Her family asked that donations be made to the Girl Scouts in her memory. Those donations allowed for 2016 boxes of cookies to be sent to the National Museum of Patriotism in Atlanta which will work with the USO to distribute thin mints, tagalongs and other varieties to returning troops. Eve’s mother, Nancy Wilson, was recovered enough from the serious injuries she received in the accident to assist in loading and delivering the cookies to Atlanta. The points from the cookie sales will also send Eve’s Troop 10311 to summer camp. Over the weekend, Eve was honored during Girl Scout Sunday services at her church, First United Methodist of Griffin. During the service, it was announced that 3,413 boxes of cookies were sold in Eve’s name. She was also honored for all the patches she earned as a Brownie. Eve attended Pike County Elementary School and a large river birch tree will be dedicated in her honor there. That ceremony is tentatively set for March 12. The tree will be surrounded by four benches and encircled with walking stones depicting her favorite things. ’Eve was only at the school for six months. It is amazing she touched so many people there in such a wonderful way,’ Nancy Wilson said.

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