Cookie Skirmish Over in Hazelwood
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) - The battle of the cookies is over in Hazelwood. Carolyn Mills received a letter this month from the city warning her that selling Girl Scout cookies on her driveway violated city code. Mills, though, said she and her two daughters would keep selling until all of the remaining 2,000 boxes were sold.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that on Wednesday, the Rev. George Hutchings -- who is known as "The Shoeman" for collecting shoes to benefit Kenya -- bought the last 36 boxes. Hutchings took some boxes and told the mother and daughters to give the rest to neighbors. Hazelwood city spokesman Tim Davidson had said a neighbor complained that the cookie booth caused excessive dog barking and unusually heavy traffic on the street.