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Girl Scouts Throw Members a Cookie Party

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital has whipped up the ultimate can’t-say-no event of the century: a fundraiser (duh) honoring lady lawmakers with ties to the civic-minded organization (grrl power!) by plying attendees with custom treats forged from the group’s signature baked goods (synergy, FTW).  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The inaugural shindig — dubbed “2015 Sweet Success: Celebrating 104 in the 114th ” — is expected to lure confection lovers to the UPS Townhouse on Capitol Hill from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.  

In addition to commemorating sash-wearing wonders past and present, organizers have arranged for a dessert cook-off featuring local toques. Chefs hoping to out dazzle one another include: Mason Dixie Biscuit Company founder Jason Gehring (game plan: Samoas doughnuts), restaurateur Ris Lacoste (Samoas-Savannah Smiles granola bars), Good Stuff Eatery pastry wiz Max Albano (Samoas milkshakes) and National Democratic Club tastemaker Matt Parrilli (Black Forest Samoas).  

The guest list is dozens of members deep; the Girl Scouts a few years back calculated that nearly three-quarters of the women senators and over half the female representatives serving in the House had come up through its ranks.  

Those listed as “special guests” for the festivities include Speaker John A. Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md.  

(Guess no one got the memo that Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas loves him some Thin Mints.)  

All proceeds from the event are expected to benefit the regional Girl Scout troops.  

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