TAYLORSVILLE — The Girl Scout troop robbed of their cookie money a week ago got a boost from the community.
Taylorsville City officials opened the city hall to Troop 2532 Saturday morning after receiving several calls and emails from people around the community asking how they could help. Over the week, community members also donated enough to make up for the lost cash, which the troop was going to use for camp and service projects.
Steven Andrew Kvenvold, 24, is accused of pulling up to the table at a Walmart where the scouts were selling their cookies and stealing the cash box. He was arrested and booked on a felony theft charge Wednesday.
Local officials, as well as Congressman Jim Matheson, stopped by for some cookies at the city hall Saturday.
"We felt a responsibility to the girls as community leaders and we hoped that the community would get behind it," said Taylorsville Mayor Jerry Rechtenbach.
The troop will participate in Taylorsville Clean-Up day at the end of April in return for the community's support.