Despite Threat of Snow, Cub Scouts Helped Soldiers Overseas

Matthew Franklin, Stephen Frazier, Chad Wilkes, Caleb Hill, Ethan Curtsinger, Denny Wilkes, Isaac Brown, Collin Moore, Riley Curtsinger, Jacob Wallace, Derrick Curtsinger, Kevin WallaceOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A local Cub Scout den, despite the threat of a major winter storm, still got together on the eve of the storm to help soldiers overseas.  Derrick Curtsinger, a den leader in pack #38 of Lawrenceburg, along with the rest of the den, came up with an idea of sending care packages full of food, personal care items, and more to our soldiers in Afghanistan as a way to fulfill their community care and home town hero projects.  After consulting with the rest of the pack, the den got to work accepting donations from the rest of the pack and beyond into the community.

Businesses and individuals from around the area pitched in for the cause.  Employees from Quad Graphics in Versailles donated many items and James Conder from the Franklin Square Cinemas donated lots of popcorn.  Farmers Bank and Capital Trust also gave $250 to help pay for postage and more items.

After receiving much of the donations, the den, on Thursday night which was just hours before the snow started falling, came together to start packing the boxes.  With some help from Captain Brian Stafford of the 2nd 138 Field Artillery and Sergeant First Class Keith Peach for names and addresses of the soldiers, the den had a great time packing care boxes for our heroes that are sacrificing themselves for our freedoms.

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