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Elkton Adventurers Reach out to Community

By Potomac Conference Staff


Elkton Mayor Larry A. Bompiani (left) talks with Pathfinder director David Meadows at a recent Elkton Adventurer Pinewood Derby Race.

The Adventurers club of Potomac Conference’s Elkton (Va.) church recently participated in two community outreach programs. The first event was a communitywide food drive to benefit the Elkton Area United Services (EAUS). Members recently handed out 1,000 grocery bags on a Sabbath afternoon; and returned the following Sabbath to pick up over 300 pounds of non-perishable food. The food was boxed up at a club meeting, and along with the cash donations presented to Susan Platt of the EAUS. After this club meeting Platt’s sons were so excited about what they had seen that they asked if they could join the Adventurers. They have been faithful attending members ever since. The Adventurers also received several cards/notes saying how proud members of the Elkton community were that young people were willing to take the time to reach out to the community in this manner.

Their second outreach event was at their Pinewood Derby Race held at the Elkton Fire Department Activity Hall. Around 122 cars were registered with participants from the Elkton community, Elkton Boy Scouts, and Adventurers from Elkton, Stanley, and Luray. More than 200 spectators turned up to watch the race. Elkton Mayor Larry A. Bompiani served as Grand Marshall. Nathan Knight of Elkton was awarded first place for the fastest running car at a scaled average speed of 232.8 mph. Knight said that even though he had participated in many other races he had never had the fun he had at the Elkton Adventurers.