Ride Report for Ride Captain Lucinda

Although March 31 started as a gloomy day, George from the Yellow Ribbon Club left his house for Egg Harbor Township on a wing and a prayer of no rain. He took charge and was on a mission to pick up over 100 boxes of goodies from Boy Scout Troop 389. On his way, George converged with the riders from WWR. With engines roaring and horns blaring, the Yellow Ribbon Club and WWR arrived at the school. “It was quite a sight to behold!” was heard from parents and troop members.

The gift boxes for the troops contained a variety of items collected by the 20 scouts in Boy Scout Troop 389, which is sponsored by Atlantic Christian School and its students as part of a joint troop and school service project that began last winter. The donated items in the boxes included Boy Scout popcorn, coffee, powdered Gatorade, hand wipes, protein bars, beef jerky, Q-tips, Zippo hand warmers, magazines, books, and letters of encouragement from the scouts and students.

Peter Karabashian, Committee Chairman of Troop 389, was in attendance and said the scouts worked hard reaching out to families, friends, local churches, businesses, veterans and sportsmen’s organizations to obtain donations for the troops. “We are living out the value system of scouting – to show our love of God and love of country,” Karabashian said. Also present at the ceremony were Dr. Thomas Margolis and Dr. Brett Foxman of the Northfield retinal surgeon practice of Foxman, Foxman, and Margolis, which made a contribution to underwrite the cost of shipping the boxes. “Anything we can do to make the troops’ lives more comfortable and more palatable, we’re happy to do it,” said Dr. Margolis, as he presented a check to Yellow Ribbon Club, which will cover the cost of the shipment of the boxes.

At the end of the ceremony, the scouts and members of Warriors Watch and the Yellow Ribbon Club formed a long assembly line to carry and load the boxes into vehicles that would transport the boxes to a storage facility in Marlton prior to shipping. With an added bonus, we were able to coin four veterans; three Vietnam Era veterans and one Korean War veteran! Nothing makes us happier than being able to recognize our heroes.