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Cub Scouts to host spaghetti fundraiser

FORT KENT, Maine — Cub Scout Troop 189 members are looking to serve up a successful spaghetti fundraiser in order to raise money for several upcoming camping trips and other activities. The meal includes spaghetti, buns, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage.

The troop has 35 active Cub Scouts in grades K-5.

Cubmaster Bettina Grange said she hopes the boys will be able to sell 400 tickets and raise $2,000 to help the Scouts attend two summer camps including Camp Roosevelt in Eddington the first week of August as well as a smaller day camp in Mapleton in mid-July.

While at the camps, the Cub Scouts “will make new friends, gain Scouting skills, and try their hand at other activities like archery, BB gun shooting, swimming, nature hikes, bouldering, sports, and much more,” according to a brochure. They will also complete some of their Cub Scout achievements toward their next rank advancements.

“They’ll be making memories and learning skills that will last them a lifetime,” Grange said.

Some of the money raised from the spaghetti fundraiser will also help purchase books, uniforms, awards, and field trips for the local Cub Scouts.  

“All the fundraiser money stays in our own pack. This is the only fundraiser that we don’t have to share any of the proceeds,” Grange said.

Several local businesses donated some of the food, drinks and paper goods for the event including John’s Shurefine, Al’s Dairy Freeze, and Paradis Shop ‘n Save.

The spaghetti fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fort Kent Elementary School gymnasium. The cost per plate is $5 but children ages 3 and under will eat for free. Takeout will be available.

Troop 189 Cub Scouts are selling tickets for the event and tickets will also be available at the door. People can also purchase tickets from Scouts for donation to the Greater Fort Kent Ecumenical Food Pantry. For more information call Bettina Grange at (207) 231-4227.

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