It Takes a Parade to Help the Hungry (See What These Boy Scouts Are Doing!)

Press Release from Boy Scout Troop:

With the annual Rhododendron Parade less than two weeks away, a few local Boy Scout troops are getting ready to ride their float, and to make a difference. LDS Boy Scout troops from around the county will be coming together to decorate a float for the parade, and to collect canned goods from parade watchers along the way.

The parade starts next Saturday, April 30th, at 10 a.m. and winds its way through Eureka. The route goes up 7th Street from California to H Street, South on H to Henderson, then west to the Winco lot at the Eureka Mall.

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L-R: Isley Tulmau, Keith Christiansen [Asst. Scoutmaster], Seth Lenhoff, James Dement [District Executive of BSA Pacific Rivers District], Bryson Ipock, Ian Rowley, Lucindo Gable, Charles Van Buskirk [Scoutmaster & Deputy Sheriff-Coroner]


Scoutmaster Charles Van Buskirk, who is also a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy, said his troop is excited for their service project.“The Rhododendron Parade is such an institution in Eureka, we thought combining it with the generous spirit of giving in our community would be both instructive and inspiring for our troop,” said Van Buskirk.This will be the 51st annual Rhododendron Parade, and Van Buskirk hopes the crowds will help out the needy in our community, “Bring a few cans to the parade route and you can help us make a difference for our friends and neighbors. There is so much need in our community and your help matters.”

This effort is supported by, Food For People, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs Organization, Hilfiker Retaining Walls, and Customer Truck Service.

Anyone who is unable to donate at the parade will have an opportunity to donate during the Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday, May 14th.

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