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Cardboard campers collect food for Community Cafe`

January 10, 2014

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Cardboard-7By Randy Kirby
Managing editor

Troop 54 is spent Friday night on the Sedalia Wal-Mart parking lot along with well over a dozen scouts and their leaders.

The scouts were prepping their large cardboard boxes with tape and tarp shortly after 5:30 Friday evening.

Peter Reinkemeyer, a Star Scout with Troop 54, helped organize the seventh annual Cardboard Camping event to assist Alex Eppenauer earn his Eagle Award.

“We’re raising money and food for the Community Cafe,” Reinkemeyer said, adding that he hopes to collect between 500 and 700 pounds of food overnight from passersby.

The cool weather didn’t bother him one bit. “This is great, as long as it doesn’t rain,” he said.

The scouts delivered the food and funds collected to the Community Cafe Saturday morning after 10 a.m.

“Compared to previous years we did not do as well, but that was a year ago and things change. Our goal was to collect the generosity of the community, and in that sense, we have met our goal. Over $250, 2000+ napkins, 200+ cans and dry goods, and 400 spoons/forks,” commented Eppenauer. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.

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