Tagalongs, samoas, and thin mints — oh yum!

Thanks to a recent gift from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, hundreds of area healthcare and grocery store workers will get a sweet treat.

The Foundation purchased $1,500 worth of cookies – 300 boxes – from the Girl Scouts of America of Black Diamond Council which will be delivered to four area businesses.

"It is so important to express our appreciation right now to those people who are helping all of us to get through this time of quarantine," said Julie Posey, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation's Development and Communications Officer. "During these uncertain times, it is important to bring some brightness into someone's day – definitely when that someone is a person who is working diligently during this pandemic. We thought that cookies make everyone a little happier. It's also a way to help out our local Girl Scout Troops as well as many of the Troops now have cookies without the ability to sell them via their usual means."

The Girl Scouts will make deliveries to WVU Camden Clark Medical Center and the Plum Street Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Parkersburg.

In addition, deliveries will be made to Food Fair and to the Coplin Clinic in Ravenswood. The cookie donations in Ravenwood are made possible by a donation from the Star Plastics Company on behalf of its employees in collaboration with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. Star Plastics President and CEO Doug Ritchie said, "Our Company cares about its community. We are very grateful to the staff of the Coplin Clinic for their important role in keeping us all well and the employees at our local Food Fair for their dedicated service to the public in keeping our grocery shelves well-stocked and their store open for business."

The Foundation and Star Plastics wish to express their appreciation for those individuals who are working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.