GLEN CARBON — Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois has recognized Rory McCormick from Charleston and Kira Wolf from Mattoon as being top cookie sellers during the recent Girl Scout Cookie Program for 2013.

Rory was named the Top Cookie Seller for the Eastern Coles County area and Kira was named the Top Cookie Seller for the Western Coles County area.

“Our girls have once again impressed us with their commitment to Girl Scouting and the Girl Scout Cookie Program. I’d like to thank them, as well as their parents and wonderful volunteers, for their hard work and dedication,” said Villie Appoo, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, in a press release.

Appoo said the Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls gain experience with goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics that will benefit them throughout life.

In addition, she said proceeds from the cookie program help the organization recruit and train adult volunteers, provide financial assistance so Girl Scouting is available to all girls, improve and maintain camp properties, and develop and deliver extensive program activities for girls.

All proceeds from the cookie sales stay in Southern Illinois.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a nonprofit organization supported by various United Way chapters throughout the region.

This organization is a high-capacity Girl Scout council serving approximately 14,000 girls and 5,000 adult volunteers in 40 ½ counties in Southern Illinois.

For more information, please call Tricia Higgins at 1-618-242-5079.

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