Thanks to the generosity of Hesperia residents, local Girl Scouts earlier this year were able to sell a large amount of their famous tasty cookies. As a result, the top sellers and others were awarded for their accomplishments during the Girl Scouts Hesperia Service Area Recognition Dinner on Monday, Aug. 18 in the Juniper Elementary School multi-purpose room.


Following a buffet dinner, the girls were given their awards.First, however, one member of the Daisies was "bridged" to Brownies rank.


Altogether 21 girls trophies were handed out. Top product sellers, including 2007 Fall Product Sales and the 2008 Girl Scout campaign, which was held in the first quarter of 2008, were presented.


Kaylie Heuck was the top cookie seller in the Hesperia Service Area.


Bronze and Silver award winners then received their awards. The special awards are earned by girls for planning and executing community service projects.


Raelene Wolf, of Troop 761, was named "Leader of the Year."


The Hesperia Service Area is part of the Girl Scouts San Gorgonio Council. For more information, call (909) 307-6555.