Written by Steve Owens
Despite the torrential rains that hit Albany on Saturday night, people were coming to the American Legion Post 30 for some warm meals and great fellowship. Boy Scout Troop 115, sponsored by the American Legion, teamed up with Moving Mountains Charity to have the 2nd Annual Troop 115 Spaghetti Dinner Charity Event. Many people from the surrounding area as well as out of town came to this event to show their support. Troop 115 and Moving Mountains showed their professionalism and kind hearts throughout this event.
From having scouts in the rain escorting people to the door with an umbrella to the kind servers filling the plates, hospitality was definitely a key factor in making this event a success. Many attendees had the chance to bid on great items from businesses around the community. There were some key items up for bid at this auction that made it even extra special. Two painted live horses, an autographed Paula Dean book, and UGA and FSU autographed sports memorabilia were among the items sold. Portions of the proceeds went to Moving Mountains Charity.
This event also was a special event for Troop 115 as it was also the Troop 113/Troop 115 Reunion of past members. Several people were in attendance for this event and shared stories of past history. There was a small program for the reunion and it included the original scoutmaster of Troop 113, Richard Grebel, as the special speaker.
Troop 115 and Moving Mountains asked to thank those that attended and also the businesses such as that helped make this event a success. Those business are The Albany Journal, Paula Dean, University of Georgia, Florida State University, Albany Panthers, Loco’s Bar & Grill, Carmike Cinemas, Hilton Garden Inn, Salt Lick, Honeybaked Ham, Bowl-A-Rama, Carroll’s Sausage, Grand Island, Riverpointe, Tony’s Gym, Chehaw Park, International House of Pancakes, Solo Archery, Century Pecan, Candy Shack, Corner Café’, Backwoods Outdoors, and the University Store.
They would like to also extend an invitation to any boy 7 years old and up to join Pack 115 or Troop 115. Troop 115’s website can be found at www.bsatroop115.com. For more information on how you can be a part of Troop 115 or Moving Mountains Charity, contact John Knighton at firstname.lastname@example.org.