Free cookies available to veterans


County Recorder Melissa Jordan will be handing out Girl Scout cookies to veterans Saturday, May 16, in honor of Military Appreciation Month.

Veterans, who present their Delaware County Vet ID card or other proof of service with their state-issued ID, will receive one free box apiece when they drive past the Hayes Building entrance at 145 N. Union St. in Delaware. Cookies will be distributed from noon to 3 p.m., or as long as supplies last.

Veterans can choose from Tagalongs, Samoas, Thin Mints, Lemon-Ups and Do-Si-Dos. Limit one per veteran, please. Any remaining boxes after 3 p.m. will be given to True North Veteran Support, the MASH Pantry, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095.

As this will be an open-air event, Jordan said she will wear a mask and gloves as she interacts with veterans, checking Vet IDs and supplying cookies.

“I am fortunate to have made connections with other veteran entities through our work over the years with the Vet ID card program,” Jordan said. “A woman I met recently from the VA in Columbus reached out and asked if I could find a way to get Girl Scout cookies into the hands of local vets. I said, ‘Give me as many as you can, and I will find a way to get them to veterans.’ As a result, we have 200 boxes to distribute!”

For more information about the Vet ID program, contact the Delaware County Recorder’s Office at 740-833-2460 or [email protected]. For questions regarding military discharges, contact the Delaware County Veterans Service Commission at 740-833-2010.

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