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Stories Added - December 2008
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Little Fellers Cake Auction Raises Funds
Houston County Courier - December 2008
By Sharron Randall
The Little Fellers Annual Cake Auction raised $2,430, which will benefit Cub Scout Pack 422 on Monday, Nov. 24 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The well attended event brought in average bids of $200 for first, second, third places and best of show cakes.
It was "hands off" for moms, grandmothers or adult women bakers, which gave the fellows and little "fellers" a chance to boast about their culinary skills and creative abilities.
Auctioneer Frank Minton hawked the decorated cakes which placed. Themes for the cakes included Most Patriotic, Thanksgiving, Most Original, Most Scrumptious, Best Representative of Scouting, while other cakes, equally delicious, were sold in the silent auction.
The kids and their co-chefs, a father or an adult male, baked the confections in home kitchens which gave each participating Scout an opportunity to bond with an adult male in his life plus help raise money to buy patches, belt loops, pins and other awards for the boys.
Monies from the only required fundraiser for Pack 422 will also be used to provide quality programming, leader training, and supplies and charter fees.
Winners of each category won trophies as well as the chance to have their cake auctioned. Will Easley won Best of Show with his 6-cake structure representing the Scouting experience; Most Original winners were 1st place, Carter Crow, 2nd place Lane Braun and 3rd place Alex Moore.
Dolan Mullins won the trophy and title for his Thanksgiving turkey cake; Cameron Reed won 1st place for his Scouting cake; J.R. Cousins won first for Most Scrumptious, Lucas Sales won 2nd and Eric Cutshaw won 3rd place.
Most Patriotic theme winners were for 1st place, brothers Corbin Cox and Tyler Davis, 2nd place Jared Langford and 3rd place Andrew Walker. Jack Easley and Jack Crow won first and second place respectively in the Scrubs category, open to the younger little brothers of Scouts.
Pack 422 includes about 20 boys and their leaders according to Cub Master Sarah Crow. Tiger Cubs is open to first graders, led by Jerry Mullins; Wolf Cubs is open to second graders, led by Keith Tilley.
Bear Cubs consist of third graders and is led by Brandy Davis and Angela Engelmohr; Webelos, made up of 4th and 5th grade boys are led by Webelos I leader, Rita Easley and Webelos II leader, Marilyn Walker.