Soapbox Derby Update

To the Editor:

On Saturday, November 16, the Marion Pack 32 Cub Scouts held their Soap Box Derby! This event was not only lots of fun as the boys raced go carts down Holmes Street, but in addition to the race, combined three charitable events.

Through a Bake Sale of home baked goods by the parents of the Cubs, sandwiches and Hot Dogs donated and served by Kool Kone of Wareham, and coffee and doughnuts donated by Marion Dunkin’ Donuts, the Cubs raised over $450 dollars to donate to the Dana Farber Institute for the purpose of cancer research.

In addition to the Bake Sale, the Cubs, in coordination with the Marion Police Brotherhood, helped collect and donate 150 shopping bags to the Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry of New Bedford. The Cubs would like to thank Shaws of Wareham for donating the shopping bags for this charitable event.

Lastly, the Marion Pack 32 collected gently used toys for “Gifts to Give,” a charitable organization that provides Christmas presents to children in need.

The Marion Pack 32 Cub Scouts would like to send out a huge thank you to all those businesses and people who helped make this event possible. In addition to those businesses already mentioned, a big thanks to Sunnynook Farms of 32 Neck Road in Rochester for donating the use of hay bales, the residents of Holmes Street, the Town of Marion Board of Selectmen, the Marion Police Department, the Marion Department of Public Works, and all the moms and dads who pitched in to help organize and run the event.

Leo Grondin


Pack 32, Marion

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