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Girl Scout aims to sell more than 2,000 cookies

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LIBERTY, Ohio - Eleven-year-old Holly Goransson is on her way to reaching a goal that only three other Girl Scouts in Northeast Ohio have achieved.

She's selling more than 2,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

"I thought it would be really fun to because you get all this really cool stuff and you get a Kindle Fire if you sell over 2,000," Holly Goransson said.

The Goranssons' purchased 2,036 boxes and only have 176 boxes left. The total is a $7,500 investment.

"Last year, she sold 1,000 and during the year, we were thinking of ways to sell the cookies and we came up with a couple," her mother, Nancy Goransson said.

A portion of the money Holly earns back will go toward making 210 of these chaplets, or mini rosaries to distribute to parishioners at St. Rose Church in Girard.

"It's the whole troop," Nancy Goransson said. "They're earning their bronze award."

Scouting is a big part of the Goransson family. In 2007, 21 News told you about Holly's brother Michael, who collected over 2,000 pounds of food for care packages that were sent to U.S. troops in Iraq, so he could earn his Eagle Scout badge.

"I figure, if you're gonna do it, What do they say? Go big or go home," Nancy Goransson said.

Holly and her family will be selling cookies tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at the corner of Logan Avenue and Churchill Road.

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