The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

August 28, 2013

Let’s all buy lots of Cub Scout popcorn!

Northern Madison County — Look out, charitable folks of Richmond. Those dynamic Cub Scouts of America will be out and about selling several varieties of their delicious popcorn.

Yes! It’s that time of year once again. The Cub Scouts, especially pPack 401, under the leadership of Cub Master, Scott Lynch, sponsored by White Hall Elementary School, are announcing the beginning of their year’s largest and only fundraiser of the year: popcorn.

 Popcorn is a simple fun snack and is a great source of fiber for the body. It's a no-brainer. So, when those handsome Cub Scouts shows up at your front door, decked out in their spiffy uniforms, just tell them they can put you down for a few selections of their sensational popcorn.

 Last year, the northern end’s remarkable Pack 401 sold $32,600 worth of popcorn. With such a large number of sales, it sounds like this particular pack was rich last year, huh!

Think again. These young boys camp out several times a year, go on many outings and sponsor the annual Rain Gutter Regatta and the ever-popular Matchbox Derby.

 There are many kits to distribute among these young Scouts, parades to attend, trophies to purchase, merit badges to buy by the dozens, as well as decorations for key events and special projects, meetings and family dinners.

 Now, as we consider supporting the Cub Scouts’ annual fundraiser by placing orders for popcorn, remember the many civic events these young men help out with each year.

 Three cheers for Cub Scouts, and bring on the popcorn!

 The Madison Baptist Church, 2945 Lexington Road, under the leadership of Roger Baker, will have a special service this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. It will be conducted by the Bob Jones University drama team. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

 This Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the Madison Central Marching Band will perform this year’s annual pre-show, entitled: “Mohika.” The pre-show will take place on the new football field, and the gate price is $2, with children 8 and under admitted free.

 Please come on out and cheer on these hard-working band students. Their program looks like another state winner.

Sometimes, the participation of the community and parents can be a game-changer, encouraging the students to go that extra mile and bring home a trophy. Be there and be a winner. Your music student already is a champion.

 I have had such demand for adding an additional old saying to my column that I will consent to your wishes. Thanks for all of the nice compliments on the old adages from yesteryear. They must strike a chord of nostalgia in my readers’ hearts.

 This weeks old sayings are:

“Too many square meals make too many round people.”

“What is learned in the cradle goes to the grave with a person.”

 Please, join in on sending in old sayings, signs and remedies. Also, send in any church, community, personal or special days and events.

You may e-mail me at or call me at 527-0411.

 Until next week, may God bless you and yours.


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