The Greeneville Sun
Current Weather
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
57 ° Severe Weather Alert!
Click Icon for Extended Forecast
Get Breaking News Alerts
FREE Service of
Brad & Ginia Johnston
423-823-0414 | 423-823-0716
Get special offers
Hats In The Ring
Candidates Showcase

Patty Tilson
Greene Co. Clerk

Nathan Holt
Greene Co. Trustee

Brett Purgason
Greene Co. Mayor

Robin Quillen
3rd Dist. County Commissioner

David Crum
Greene Co. Mayor

Ted Hensley
5th Dist. State Representative

David Weems
Road Superintendent

Jan Kiker
Greene Co. Clerk

Christina Blevins
Register of Deeds

1970 Nova 1 Owner 56k

2002 Ford F150 King

1928 Ford Model A Door

1997 Honda Valkyrie

2004 Jeep Wrangler (sahara

1996 Ford F-super Duty

Get featured here and increase your advertising results by upgrading your classified ad to a TopAd.

Call: 423-638-4185

Yard Sale Fri Sat

Antiques, baby clothes, cement mixer, Longaberger

Moving Sale 1105 Gravel

Moving Sale!! 70 S.

Get featured here and increase your advertising results by upgrading your classified ad to a TopAd.

Call: 423-638-4185

Get featured here and increase your advertising results by upgrading your classified ad to a TopAd.

Call: 423-638-4185

Public Notices

April 16, 2014

choose text size bigger text smaller text

Scouts Will Be Picking Up Food Bags This Saturday

Originally published: 2012-11-15 10:40:25
Last modified: 2012-11-15 10:44:46

This Saturday, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and adult leaders from the Sequoyah Council of the Boy Scouts of America will return to neighborhoods in Greene County and throughout the region to complete their annual Scouting for Food Good Turn Project, sponsored locally by Food City.

People who received bags recently are reminded to fill them with canned goods and set them on their porch for Saturday-morning pickup.

People who did not receive bags may participate by taking canned food items to a local Food City store or by purchasing an already-stocked food bag at Food City, Scouting official Alan Corley said.

He said that in Greene County, food collected in the Mosheim area will be delivered to Mosheim Outreach; food collected in the Baileyton area will be delivered to North Greene Community Ministries, and food collected in other areas will be delivered to the Greeneville-Greene County Community Ministries Food Bank.

In 2011, Scouts in Greene County collected nearly 15,000 pounds of food for these agencies, "and they hope to do at least that well this year with the support of our communities," Corley said.

The project annually collects more than 200,000 cans of food in the 16 counties covered by the Sequoyah Council.

The drive started last weekend, as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and volunteers visited neighborhoods throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to deliver more than 150,000 bags provided by Food City.

The bags include a list of suggested food items to donate.

Scouts will begin collection as early as 8 a.m. on Saturday.

The food will be taken to area collection centers, where the food will be sorted, boxed and turned over to a local food distribution agency to benefit needy people in each community, Corley said.

The Good Turn project is part of a nationwide appeal undertaken by the Boy Scouts, which has more than five million members.

Food City has served as the sponsor in the Sequoyah Council region since the project's beginning in 1988, and has provided the bags as well as physical and financial support.

More than 4.9 million cans have been collected in the 24 previous Scouting for Food campaigns.

For more information, please contact Boy Scout District Executive Wesley Miller at (423) 914-1510.

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

More Local News

Newspapers In Education Benchmarks
Newspapers In Education
Newspapers In Education

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation

Sponsored in part by:


Terms of Use - Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2014, GREENEVILLE PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This content may not be reused without the express written permission of Greeneville Publishing Company, Inc.