(07/25/2012)

Larry Baker (L) and William Baker
accepting the award check for Boy Scout Troop #39

By Jean Simers

The Thrift Store Committee, sponsored by Family Resource Network [FRN] has announced the winners of the first $500.00 'Giving Back to the Community Awards.'

The Giving Back to the Community Awards will be awarded twice a year January 1st and July 1st with the deadline for submissions December 1st and June 1st, respectively and the committee would like to encourage anyone to apply for these awards.

One of the first awards went to Boy Scout Troop #39. The award will be utilized to defray the cost of Boy Scout Camp during the week of July 15-21, 2012 at Camp Kootaga.

Randy Ball is the leader of the troop and Charles Thomas is assistant leader. As a fundraiser, their scouts collected trash two times a day during the Wood Festival for a total of 348 bags.

The troop also maintains the trails at the Calhoun County Park where there are 12 benches with the Scout laws.

Janet Gherke (L) local CRI coordinator,
with Geneva Nicholson, Thrift Store Manager

The second award went to Community Resources Inc. [CRI] for people who have left their home because of domestic abuse situations who are in need of hygiene items.

Many times when people need to leave a home quickly they don't have time to collect personal items. Also, when a mothers leave with a young child there are items such as diapers, baby wipes, bottles, blankets, sleepers, etc. needed. These items are provided by the program.


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