Local leaders will get the first taste of Girl Scout cookies at the annual Cookie Crunch on Friday, Jan. 22.
The girls host a celebration of the cookie season with a cookie eating contest, Cookie Crunch. This year, 10 local leaders are facing off in the battle: Circuit Clerk Stacie Blain, County Clerk Sherry Weedman, Michelle Allen with T-Shirt Express, Leitchfield United Methodist Church Pastor David Harting, Kentucky Telephone Owner Joey McClung, U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Tommy Elmore, Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrod Mudd, Leitchfield Police Officer Bart Glenn, PVA Deputy Allan Fentress and Rough River Corps of Engineers Officer Adam Taylor.
Contestants will have two minutes to eat as many cookies as they can. Plates will be heaped with 45 cookies. The contestant who eats the most cookies will be declared the Monster of the Cookie Crunch and will win a medal.
Last year, Derrick Lasley took the title, eating 29 cookies in two minutes. Sherry Weedman ate 22 cookies in two minutes. Lasley agreed to emcee this year’s contest and to serve as auctioneer of the girls’ dessert auction afterward. The event is free to the public.
In addition to the contest and auction, each Grayson County troop will have displays for the public showing their activities of recent years.
Girl Scouts started selling cookies on Jan. 1 and will have booth sales in February and March.