A truckload of temptations rolled into Corinth early Wednesday.

Local Girl Scouts received this year's shipment of sweet treats, ready for delivery to those who already made their purchases of Girl Scout cookies and for weekend booth sales in the coming weeks.

Girl Scouts will have booths at Walmart each Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning today and continuing through Sunday, March 22.

"Troops plan to use their proceeds toward a variety of projects including community service work, camping trips and reward trips to places like water parks and the zoo," said Sandra Nguyen, community relations coordinator for the Alcorn Service Unit 236.

Local scouts began making their deliveries on Wednesday to those who ordered during the door-to-door sales period.

It is a learning experience as the young ladies set their goals and plan their sales.

"The girls build their confidence each year as they learn to communicate with their customers, achieve their goals and organize their product," said Nguyen. "This year, we worked quite a bit on how to speak to their customers in a kind and respectful way and make sure their customers know how much they appreciate them."

The new cookie this year is the Lemon Up, a crispy lemon cookie with inspiring words stamped on the top. It joins favorites like Samoas (formerly known as the Caramel deLite), Trefoils and Thin Mints. The new confection replaced the Savannah Smiles.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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