Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Announces Dessert Contest Winners

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Seven Georgia restaurants will receive trophies and bragging rights as winners of the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Cookie Dessert contest in the Historic Georgia council.

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We really appreciate all the restaurant owners and chefs who participated. The contest was fun and it helped us shine a light on this wonderful program that teaches girls so many important business literacy skills.

Anyone with a sweet tooth found it easy to feed it last weekend with delectable desserts made with Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia celebrated National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and Samoa’s 40th birthday with a dessert contest among more than 60 restaurants throughout the council. Dessert offerings ranged from Samoa cheesecake to Samoa iced coffee, chocolate and caramel infused cupcakes to Samoa crème brulee.

Winners of the contest by area are:
Albany-
Richelle’s Bakery (First), Zaila’s Place (Second), Sweet Georgia Baking Company (Third)
Athens -
Hendershots Coffee (First), Loco’s Grill & Pub - Westside (Second), Mama’s Boy (Third)
Augusta -
Edgar’s Grille (First), Calvert’s (Second), 5 O’Clock Bistro (Third)
Columbus    -
Planet Pops (First), Freeze Frame Yogurt Shoppe (Second), The Black Cow (Third)
Gainesville -
2 Dog (First), Oakwood Occasions (Second), The Colored Egg (Third)
Macon -
The Back Burner (First), Grow (Second), Prime Palate (Third)
Savannah -
Pirates House (First), Soho South Café (Second), Baracuda Bob’s (Third)

Winners were determined by more than 1,700 online votes. Each first place winner will be awarded a National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Dessert Contest trophy. (A photo op and interview opportunity will be scheduled with each later this week.)

“We really appreciate all the restaurant owners and chefs who participated. The contest was fun and it helped us shine a light on this wonderful program that teaches girls so many important business literacy skills,” said Sue Else, CEO of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world. The program teaches girls goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

Still got a sweet tooth? Girl Scouts will be selling cookies at booth sale locations throughout the council until March 8. After that, you’ll have to wait until next year’s cookie sale. To find cookies near you, visit http://www.girlscoutcookies.org or download the free cookie finder app from iTunes or Google Play.

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