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Union Co. Girl Scouts sell cookies at unexpected spot

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The Girl Scouts sell cookies at Union County Landfill on Saturday.

The Girl Scouts of the USA will go to great lengths to sell their cookies during this time of year.

People are used to seeing them sell those cookies outside major retailers, like Wal-Mart.

But Girl Scouts in Union County have found a unique location.

There are not many major retailers in Luttrell, which makes it harder to find high traffic areas.

What could have been a problem, turned into an opportunity for the Girl Scouts to get creative.

For the past three years, they have sold cookies outside of Union County's landfill in Luttrell.

Since the city is without trash pickup, Union County Landfill stays busy on Saturday mornings.

"We sold them here last year and we did a good job so we try to sell them here again and we did a great job this year too," said Madison Wood, with Girl Scout Troop 21118.

Troop Leader Christy Williams said it is a prime location and sales are steady.

"This is certainly not your typical location. But it is one that does work so being creative with Girl Scouts is what it's all about," Williams said.

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Applalachians said, "Every official Girl Scout cookie booth location is screened and approved by Girl Scouts professional staff to ensure the safety of all volunteers and girls during the selling season."

On Saturday, the Girl Scouts sold 77 boxes.

"This is the place to come in Luttrell to get some Girl Scout Cookies," Michael Beeler said.

Union County Girl Scouts will sell at the landfill again next weekend from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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