Alabama woman who held previous Girl Scout cookie sales mark helped Oklahoma City girl set record

Elizabeth Brinton, now a mother of two living in Alabama, set the previous one-year cookie sales record in the 1980s when she lived in Falls Church,Va. She also helped Katie Francis, of Oklahoma City, set the new record by buying four boxes of Thin Mints from the sixth-grader.
By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press Published: March 27, 2014
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A woman who has held a Girl Scout cookie sales record for decades says she has no problem giving up her cookie crown to an Oklahoma girl who broke her record.

Elizabeth Brinton set the one-year sales record of 18,000 boxes as a teenager living in Falls Church, Va., in the 1980s. She sold outside train stations in the Washington area and in 1986 even sold cookies to President Ronald Reagan. Now a mother of two living in Alabama, Brinton says the new cookie queen, Katie Francis, of Oklahoma City, called her to ask for advice.

Brinton, who sold 100,000 boxes over her Girl Scout career, told Katie it would be physically demanding work. But Brinton also helped Katie’s sales, buying four boxes of Thin Mints from the sixth-grader.


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