SIKESTON -- Of all the community service projects in which local Boy Scouts participate, Vern Griffith, district chairman for the Cherokee District, said this weekend's is likely the most important.
The annual community service campaign, now in its 26th year, will begin on Saturday, when Boy Scouts will fasten bags to the front doors of homes in Sikeston neighborhoods and those in other towns. On Nov. 20, Scouts will return to the neighborhoods to pick up donated food items from residents' front porches.
"It's very encouraging and heartening to see the generosity of the families in Sikeston," said Griffith. "Oftentimes, there are two or three bags of food items left out on the doorstep for pickup."
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