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Houstonians Get Their "Just Desserts" At Popular Girl Scout Cookie Chef Event
Local Culinary Talents Create Desserts with
Girl Scout Cookies: Including Thin Mints, one of the country's best-selling cookies

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Houston, January 6, 2003) In celebration of the organization's 54th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) will host some of Houston's premier chefs, in collaboration with the Warwick Hotel, 5701 Main, on February 6 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Just Desserts, an evening featuring delectable and decadent desserts made with Girl Scout cookies. Event admission is $50.00 and each guest will receive a package of each of the eight varieties of Girl Scout cookies.

Some of the participating restaurants, hotels and eateries include The Four Seasons Hotel, Hotel Derek, Post Oak Grille, Bennie Ferrell Catering and Melange Catering.

"We are so excited to be welcoming some of Houston's top culinary professionals to Just Desserts," says Event Chair Donna Lanier. "If you thought Girl Scout Cookies were good, wait until you taste these sensational creations…we just can't wait for everyone at the event to get their Just Desserts," she adds. To purchase tickets, contact Sonia Soto at 713-292-0203 or 1-800-392-4340 ext. 1230.

Proceeds from the Just Desserts event stay in the Council's 21 southeast Texas communities, and will help kickoff the start of Girl Scout Cookie Shops around the city on February 21st. To order your favorite variety, or to find out about the nearest Cookie Shop, call 1-888-GS Cookie.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the premiere organization for all girls-building character, values and skills for a lifetime. As the largest Girl Scout Council in Texas, San Jacinto serves more than 55,000 girls and 14,000 adults in 21 east and southeast Texas counties. For information about joining Girl Scouts, call 1-800-392-4340 and ask for Membership. Visit us online at www.gssjc.org.

GSSJS Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council l Brand Management & Fund Development Department
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