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Boy Scouts set to raise money and awareness

Local businessmen and community leaders Jason Brisendine and Brent Huckaby of First Bank of Pike have been named the 2009 Pike County chairmen for the Tri-County Boy Scout fundraising event. The event will take place on Saturday, May 2 at the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scouting Base in Molena. Not only is the event being held to increase Scouting awareness in the community but also to raise $25,000 to support the local Scouting programs in Lamar, Pike, and Upson Counties, along with supporting the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scouting Base. A morning awards breakfast recognizing lifetime Scouting supporters from each county will kickoff the event and will be followed by a skeet-shooting competition to be held at the newly constructed firing ranges at Camp Thunder. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. There will be no cost to attend the event, but attendees will be asked to pledge their support to Scouting through a gift paid during the event or a commitment to pay over the course of the year. Brisdendine and Huckaby were chosen by the tri-county event steering committee to chair the fundraising event for Pike County. ”This event will be one of the premiere events of the year,” said committee chairman Chris Pettis of Colony Bank. Both Brisendine and Huckaby exemplify the ideals of scouting, said Flint River Council assistant scout executive Marshall Steinmann. The Flint River Council serves eight counties including Butts, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson. The council currently serves 6,300 youth and 2,300 adult volunteers.  To learn more about this event or Scouting programs in the Tri-County area, or contact the Flint River Council at 770-227-4556.

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