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Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:00 am

Coronavirus roundup

Compiled by The Journal Gazette

Here are changes, cancellations and other updates related to the coronavirus outbreak. For a detailed list, go to www.journalgazette.net and under blogs select The Scoop.

Do it Best helps out Girl Scouts

Do it Best on Friday said it sponsored 900 boxes of cookies from the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana & Michiana, helping to offset the in-person selling challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

Half of the boxes were shared with the employees at the company's world headquarters, while the other half were donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana. 

“This sponsorship is such a blessing to the Girl Scouts,” said Tammy Oakes, chief officer, fund development and marketing for the area Girl Scouts council. “We were heartbroken when we realized the girls wouldn't be able to set up their booths this year as planned.”

In late March, the Girl Scouts of the USA launched Cookie Care, a digital platform designed to replicate the traditional Girl Scout cookie program during the height of the pandemic. Previously, Girl Scouts were able to sell cookies online, but consumers had to know a Girl Scout to make a purchase.

The Cookie Care program enabled communities in the US to support Girl Scout troops in their local councils. The corporate cookie sponsorship allows area residents to continue helping Girl Scouts now that the Cookie Care program has ended.

Kendallville sets usual library hours

The Kendallville Public Library and its Limberlost branch plan to open for normal operating hours beginning July 6, with one exception.

Both locations will close at 5 p.m. on Fridays for the foreseeable future.

– Journal Gazette


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