Cub Scout pack takes Hutchens Children's Choice award

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Cub Scout Pack No. 76 was the winner of the $1,000 Hutchens Children's Choice award in the Cassville Christmas parade Saturday night. Pictured from left holding the check, are: Kayla Ragsdale, Linda Patterson, and Cub Master Dawn Annecharico. Contributed photo

Award comes with $1,000 purse

Cassville's Cub Scout Pack No. 76's float took the $1,000 purse for the Hutchens Children's Choice award, after judges viewed numerous floats in the annual Christmas parade.

Pack leaders are Bill Sims, Roy Edmondson, Lois Deneer, Don Stouder and Dawn Annecharico.

Pictured are scouts from Troop No. 76 with their award-winning float that appeared in the Cassville Christmas parade Saturday night. The float was decorated with a pseudo campfire, hay bales, tent and brightly-lit Christmas tree. Julia Kilmer

"We are putting the award in a scholarship fund to help the scouts with uniforms, handbooks, registration fees, camping trips and possibly replace some outdated equipment," Annecharico said. "We are so thankful to Hutchens Construction for sponsoring this award. This will help us achieve our goals, which include teaching boys to be better citizens in 
our community."

Additional parade winners included were as follows: In the religious division, Emmanuel Baptist Church; non-religious division, Girl Scouts Troop No. 70397; commercial division, Edgewood Creamery; marching bands, Southwest Marching Band; horse division, Raleigh Brown; best-decorated vehicle, Cassville Cruisers; oldest vehicle, 1962 International Tractor, Wade Lauderdale; and most unusual, Benny's Automotive Off-Road.

Cassville Chamber Director Brittany Farris said the chamber wanted to extend gratitude to everyone for their entry and for coming to spend Christmas in Cassville.

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