March 25, 2014 in Nation/World

Girl Scout snaps cookie record

Associated Press
 
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Katie Francis, 11, poses for a photo in Oklahoma City.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City girl has broken the Girl Scouts’ decades-old cookie sales record by a margin about the size of a Thin Mint.

Katie Francis of Oklahoma City sold 18,107 boxes in the seven-week sales period that ended Sunday night. The previous mark was set by Elizabeth Brinton, who sold about 18,000 one year in the 1980s.

The sixth-grade student told the Oklahoman newspaper last month that there were only three ingredients needed to rack up large sales: a lot of time, a lot of commitment and asking everyone she met to buy.

Katie sold 12,428 boxes last year.

Her troop receives a share of the proceeds from the fundraiser and intends to donate to breast cancer research.

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