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Cub Scouts provide holiday cheer for those less fortunate

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whenever Santa Claus needs assistance, he can always turn to the Cub Scouts.

For the second year Cub Scout Pack 848, based at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Shepherdsville, hosted a Christmas toy and clothes giveaway to assist area residents.

The Pack sent invitations for the event through the First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville’s food pantry. 

Cubmaster Mark Grieser said over 180 invitations were distributed.

Scouts and their families collected items for participants to assist them with having a better holiday. Grieser said it gives the boys a first-hand sense of community responsibility.

Each participant received a box to fill with toys, two grocery bags full of children’s clothes and all the adult clothing they needed, along with one special larger gift item (a larger children’s toy or car seat).

The Pack thanked First Baptist for collecting donated items, Sav-A-Lot for donating grocery bags, and the Bullitt County Sheriffs for their assistance during the event.

In the end, Cub Scout Pack 848 assisted 99 children and 82 adults.

Cub Scout Pack 848 meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at St. Aloysius church. 

For more information visit www.cubscoutpack848ky.webs.com or find them on Facebook.