Third annual boil supports local scouts

Published 5:13 pm Saturday, October 12, 2019

The 3rd Annual Selma – Dallas County Boy Scouts Shrimp and Sausage Boil drew a crowd at Play Selma Music Hall.

Live music from Philip Morgan and Mac Spencer filled the hall.

The scouts put the money raised from the event to use by creating scholarships for underfunded campers so they can be sure to experience all of the fun the scouts have to offer.

“It helps us to keep scouting strong in our area,” said Boys Scouts District Executive Leith Wilson. “The part our scouts have to pay is just a small part of what it costs to make scouting happen. Being able to keep up camp is where we have to raise additional funds. It also helps us raise money for scouts that otherwise couldn’t afford scout programs. When we talk about going to summer camp, the scouts pay for that week of camp but they don’t pay for what it costs to run camp the other 51 weeks a year. Annually we serve about 700 scouts in our district of Dallas, Perry and Wilcox Counties. The majority of the scouts are in Selma and Dallas County which is the main part of our population of those three counties.”

Wilson said the expectations for this even were greater this year.

“We are looking for more this year we got more sponsorship involved and sold more tickets,” he said.

The sponsors who made this year’s Shrimp Boil Possible are: Children’s Dentistry, Carter Drug, Selma American Legion Thomas R Mackin, Post 20, Bush Hog, First Cahaba Bank, Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Bob Myers State Farm, Henry Brick, The Downtowner Restaurant, George’s Paint and Body, Pilcher-McBryde Drug, Valley Creek Veterinary Hospital, A & B Fabrication, Harrell Refrigeration, International Paper, Woodmen Life, Brech Marine & Supply, Alfa Insurance, Rayco Industrial, Inc., PalletOne, Crown Laundry, The St. James Hotel, Pepsi, Peak Insurance, Dave’s Market, Mark’s Mart and a donation from an anonymous donor.