POLAND – Life Scout Andrew Cotterly of Poland Boy Scout Troop 125 held a variety show on Oct. 20 as his Eagle Scout Community Service Project. More than 100 people attended.

The admission price was the donation of nonperishable food items, which were donated to the Poland Community Church’s Food Bank. A total of 300 food items and $100 in cash were donated to the food bank.

Cotterly, his troop and several volunteers assisted in the event. For two hours, the audience was entertained with music and comedy. Students from Poland Regional High School, Rainbow Girls Assembly 14 and other area performers and volunteers were involved. Cotterly expressed his thanks to all who helped make it possible.

According to the Poland Community Church’s Food Bank staff, the donations come at an ideal time, as stocks were low and there is an increase in demand for food during the holiday season. With the donation of money, the food bank will be able to purchase 625 pounds of food.

Cotterly is one step closer to completing the requirements for his Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank in scouting. Nationwide, 5 percent of boys who participate in Scouting achieve this rank.

The Boy Scouts of America offer boys ages 11 to 18 programs that develop leadership skills, provide effective character development, teach good citizenship and offer educational and personal fitness. For more information on Scouting in Maine, visit www.pinetreebsa.org.

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