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Boy Scouts begin annual popcorn sales

By BY SONNY LONG - SLONG@VICAD.COM
Sept. 16, 2011 at 4:16 a.m.


OPPORTUNITIES

Sept. 25 - Kids' seasonal consignment sale, noon to 4 p.m., National Guard Armory, 106 E. Mockingbird Lane, portion of the proceeds benefit Children's Discovery Museum, www.goodasnewsale.com.

Oct. 1 - Family Fun Fest, downtown Victoria, benefiting Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent, 361-485-9140

Oct. 1 - Habitat for Humanity Sweat Equity Challenge, Riverside Park, 361-573-2511.

Oct. 8 - Third annual Buddy Walk hosted by Down Syndrome League of Victoria, Riverside Park, 361-649-1196.

Victoria area Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturers have begun their annual popcorn sale.

The sale, the organization's major fundraiser, benefits the groups' activities including camping trips and other programs.

It also teaches them to earn their own money and help pay their own way, said Cindy Shilinga, LaSalle District Popcorn Kernel.

The LaSalle District includes Victoria, Calhoun, Jackson, Refugio and Goliad counties.

Unit sales started Thursday and individual sales begin Oct. 1.

Look for Scouts at Walmart, Walgreen's, Lowe's, the Victoria Mall and other locations throughout Victoria.

In 2010, top sellers included Spencer Shilinga, Pack 101, $3,631.22; Colton Letbetter, Pack 101, $3,464.56; Hunter Thomas, Pack 114, $3,255.00 and Alex Bonorden, Pack 364, $3,029.

Top selling units were Pack 101, $17,235; Pack 364, $16,380; Pack 104, $11,670; and Troop 104, $10,190.

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