FANWOOD, NJ – Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Borough Council proclaimed the week of March 8-14 as Girl Scout Week in Fanwood at the council's meeting on Monday evening, March 16.

Girl Scouts from troops #40220 and #40274 representing Scotch Plains and Fanwood were in attendance and presented the mayor and council with boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

The Scouts said that more than 48,000 boxes of cookies have been sold during the current sales drive by area Scouts.

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“The things that you are learning in your Girl Scout experience will definitely come in handy for later on in life,” Mahr explained to the Scouts.

Table sales start in the area on Sat., March 21 at Fanwood Bagel on Martine Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the A&P on South Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.