August 23, 2010 – Katy, Texas – On July 28, 2010 the American Legion Post 164 had their annual Ice Cream Social at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628. As an unannounced surprise, local Girl Scouts came in bringing their trademark cookies with them. This unexpected surprise was a collaborative event by the Girl Scouts of America Troop 16323, The Elks and the American Legion of Katy. Commander Ernie Cormier of the Legion was contacted by the local Girl Scouts wanting to send their famous cookies to the troops overseas. The Commander understood that Elks Lodge #2628 had a program to send items to the troops already in place. It seemed like a natural fit for all concerned. The Girl Scouts should get a lionâ€™s share of the credit for their desire to put a smile on the faces of our troops. The Elks, with their program for getting the goods to our men and women were most helpful and delighted to participate. As for the American Legion, they were in the right place at the right time to bring the other two together. Katy is a caring community as demonstrated time and again. This just shows you how multiple and diverse groups can get together for a common cause, especially one that benefits our troops. Thanks to all concerned for turning a small community fundraiser for the American Legion into something a little more special. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.