It's not quite the first robin of spring, but one harbinger of the new year has arrived: the Girl Scout cookie sale.
The tinsel and gift wrap had barely been thrown away before the cookie order forms popped up in office kitchenettes and work break rooms throughout the county.
But the ongoing pandemic has changed the Girl Scouts' way of selling Thin Mints and Tagalongs.
Stefanie Marshall, public relations and marketing manager for Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, the organization that oversees Girl Scout activities in 27 counties in the western part of the state, said cookie sales have had to adjust to the times.
This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Sunday's Butler Eagle.