2008-07-05 / Editorials & Letters

Cub Scouts raise $1,400 for American Cancer Society

Editor:

I wanted to share with your readers the experience the Millersport Cub Scout Pack 227 took part in this past weekend.

For a couple of months, the boys have been taking donations, selling luminaries, had a bake sale and sold moons and stars at several Millersport businesses. All this money went to the American Cancer Society. It totalled $1,400 and our goal is to double that for next year.

They participated in the Relay For Life in Lancaster. Our scouts were chosen to set the luminaries up around the track. Even though we have a very small pack, we were able to keep someone from our team walking for the entire 18 hour event. It was hard work for the boys, and they were awful cranky the next day, but they did it! The boys were there from 6:00 Friday evening to noon on Saturday.

The relay was an amazing event; the boys really saw how many people are affected by cancer. It also showed them that they can make a difference. This was the first year we took part in the event, but it is certainly not the last. If you have never been to one of the relays, I strongly encourage you to attend next year, and make sure to stop by and say hi to the scouts.

The boys would like to thank the following Millersport businesses for helping them to make a difference: The Island House, Keller Family Chiropractic, Hometown Hotdog, Watsons oil Company, Feeder Creek Veterinary Services, Bower & Sons Meats and Sausage, Millersport American Legion, Whetstone Medical Clinic, Alexanders Landing, The Crow's Nest, and R.N. Smith Heating & Cooling. Also a big thanks to everyone in the community who purchased stars and moons in honor of, or in memory of someone who fought the battle. Mary Ann Hegel Millersport

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