It Rained…We Shined!
Thank you to all who participated in our 18th annual Operation Thin
Mint Sendoff Family Festival on May 10 (photos).
This was our 15th consecutive year of partnering with USS Midway! A
cheering crowd of nearly 2,000 gathered in the historic ship’s hangar
bay (moved indoors due to the rain forecast) as Girl Scouts revealed
that San Diegans donated over 165,000 boxes of cookies this year for
deployed U.S. military troops.
News 8 This Morning’s Jenny Milkowski emceed the event where
attendees had the opportunity to personally thank military troops for
their service to the U.S. and to write messages of support to
accompany the cookies at the “Notes From Home” booth.
Troop 5912 presented the colors, and Dawn Kubik and Girl Scout Ellie
O’Connel brought the house down with trumpet and vocals for Taps. Elite
entrepreneurs (2019+ packages) were honored, and Superstars (100+
OTM package donations) received a special gift. There was even a
surprise visit by Nina De Burgh, the great–great-niece of Girl Scouts’
founder Juliette Gordon Low!
DJ Jeremy kept the party rockin’, Millie
the Bear debuted at the OTM mobile store, and community
partners offered hands-on activities throughout the event.
- Cabrillo National Monument
- Center Stage
- Code With Her
- Flower Girl World
- Girl Advisory Board
- Great Wolf Lodge
School of Ballet
- Living Coast Discovery Center
- Mission Federal Credit Union
- National Marine Mammal
- Seven Spears Martial Arts