Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

No Cookies for You: Girl Scouts and Others Get the Boot at O'Fallon, Mo., Wal-Mart

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

No Cookies for You: Girl Scouts and Others Get the Boot at O'Fallon, Mo., Wal-Mart

Article excerpt

A popular O'Fallon, Mo., Walmart will no longer allow groups to solicit at its store on Highway K.

This includes one of the region's top solicitors: area Girl Scout troops selling cookies.

A Walmart employee said Monday the store had decided to put a halt to solicitations for a while after an altercation broke out with another group at the store.

The store employee and a corporate spokesman, Charles Crowson, did not name the organization involved in the incident but noted it was not Girl Scouts.

"We pride ourselves on working as a leader in the communities we serve. Due to a recent series of events outside of our store, we've chosen to scale back solicitation for local groups and organizations," Crowson said in an email statement released Monday.

The no-solicitation policy is in effect only at the O'Fallon store. …

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