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Girl Scouts close out troop in Vale with generosity

Leaders Becky Moore and Niki McElravy pose with scouts Lilly Kamenicky, Sophie Blazor, Ellie Moore, Kira Richter, Iris Hickman, Amilia Iracheta, and Lilika and Irelyn Hawkins outside Mal's Diner. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel).

VALE - When the Covid pandemic began to shut things down in Vale, Girl Scout Troop 339 was on its second-to-last weekend of cookie sales. 

Following the shutdown, “we were stuck with hundreds of boxes of cookies,” said Niki McElravy, the troop leader. 

The girls weren’t able to resume their sales until the summer, when things began to reopen, and even then it was with face masks on and sanitizer in hand. 

But despite the money they raised for their troop, Covid restrictions meant the girls couldn’t hold their usual Thursday in-person meetings or . . .