Savannah OKs Girl Scout sales at founder's home

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Posted: Mar 01, 2011 9:41 PM
Savannah OKs Girl Scout sales at founder's home

Savannah's city manager has granted an exemption for Girl Scouts to sell cookies outside the historic mansion of the woman who founded the organization nearly a century ago.

A complaint had halted the longtime practice of selling cookies on the public sidewalk outside the home of Juliette Gordon Low near a busy Savannah intersection. Savannah has an ordinance banning peddling on public sidewalks.

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney used her power to make specific exemptions to city ordinance to allow the Scouts to continue their sales.

Low founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah in 1912.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com