By DAVID DEATON
It’s that time of year again. Spring has sprung and the time to beautify our homes and businesses is fast approaching.
One way that as a community we can beautify our lives is by volunteering our time to community service projects. That is what the Heavener Cub Scout Pack 464 is doing by volunteering their time and holding their meeting times at the Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County (BGCLC) After-school program.
The scouts recently participated in a pinewood derby race, the racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles.
With the popularity of the pinewood derby, other organizations have developed similar events, and a small industry has developed to provide tracks, timers, scales and other products. The pinewood derby was selected as part of “America’s 100 Best” in 2006 as “a celebrated rite of spring” by Reader’s Digest.
The top three winners of the race were: first place Ethan Clinton; second place Jaxon Metzker; and third place Quinn Grice.
Another way the community can help is through support of our “Grow the Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County” Geranium Sale. It can be challenging to juggle so many things into a busy schedule but, one thing many of us find time to do this time of year is beautify our yards.
Why not beautify your businesses and homes with geraniums? We are currently taking orders for red, pink, white, orange, salmon and bicolor geraniums. These beautiful plants will be available to pick up April 18th – 21st at the BGCLC office. Geraniums are only $1.75 each or $28 for a flat of 18 plants. Flats are only available in single colors.
All orders must be turned in and pre-paid by April 2. You can order in person at the BGCLC office located at 205 Dewey, Ste. 6, Poteau, OK, by calling the office at 918-647-7136 during business hours, or by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]
Leflore County’s Shop Local also has coupon books with sales benefiting BGCLC available with discounts from 52 Leflore County businesses for $10 each. You can get these at participating merchants or at the BGCLC office, please call Jeannie Gibson at (479) 414-6860 for more information. Thank you for your support in building brighter futures for our kids!